With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about how children who receive free or reduced-priced lunch in school will eat healthy while school is out. Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. provides free meals to children during the summer.
Eleven of Tri-Valley’s centers throughout Minnesota and one in North Dakota will offer Summer Food Service Programs. Locations include, Breckenridge, Brooten, Crookston, Danube, East Grand Forks, Elysian, Glencoe, Grafton (ND), Owatonna, Sleepy Eye, and St. Cloud. Center locations and times of service can be found at www.tvoc.org. Other questions can be directed toward Jami or Deb at 218-281-5832 or 1-800-584-7020.
Summer Food Service Programs (SFSP) are a federal child nutrition program funded by the USDA. SFSP is designed to provide healthy meals during the months of June, July, August, and September when school is out to kids and teens ages 18 and under and available to persons with disabilities, over 18, and who participate in school programs for people who are mentally or physically disabled.