By Correne Martin
Free meals are available to children 18 and under this summer at Bluff View Intermediate School in Prairie du Chien through the Summer Food Service Program, funded by the USDA. There is no sign up or personal information needed to participate, and the meals are provided to all children, regardless of need.
“Don’t sign up, just show up,” said Donna Heilmann, food service director for Prairie du Chien High School.
Since 2009, free lunch has been provided in the district during the summer, when free and reduced-price school meals are unavailable, according to Heilmann. This will be the third year for the free breakfast program.
“Helping parents meet the nutritional needs of their children is the strength of this program,” Heilmann said.