SDC’s Summer Food Service Program Provides Free Meals for Youth

Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the Social Development Commission’s (SDC) nutrition services area announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program. For many of the participating service sites, the program will begin the week of June 13.

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. Persons 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.

In 2015, SDC provided 80,106 healthy meals to youth that may not have otherwise received nourishment.

The following locations will be serving the free meals this summer:

For more than 50 years, the Social Development Commission has operated as the Community Action Agency for Milwaukee County. SDC serves as a planner, coordinator, and provider of human service programs for low-income individuals and families residing in Milwaukee County. The agency is an intergovernmental commission and is governed by a board of 18 citizens from Milwaukee County, each of whom hold the title of “Commissioner.”