Adams Elementary School. Dan Plutchak photo for the Janesville News Report

JANESVILLE — The School District of Janesville will once again be offering free meals for students who don’t have access to meal programs over the summer when school is not in session.

“This program fills a void created when school lunches are not available,” said Liz Leedle, Director, SDJ Student Nutrition Programs in a news release. “Helping parents meet the nutritional needs of their children is the strength of this program.”

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction,
provides nutritious meals to children during the summer, when free and reduced-price school meals are typically unavailable.

Free meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and under.

People over 18 years of age who are determined by a state or local public educational agency to be mentally or physically disabled and who also participate in a public or private non-profit school program during the regular school year may receive free meals as well.