Summer Food Service Program

Summer Food Service Program
Posted on 05/26/2016

Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the Manitowoc Public School District announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service 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.  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.

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

Madison Elementary School:

June 20-July 1 and July 11-22, Breakfast 7:00 am to 8:20 am and Lunch 11:15 am to 1:05 pm

June 13-17, July 5-8, and July 25-August 19, Breakfast 7:00am to 8:00am and Lunch 11:45am to 12:45pm

Jefferson Elementary School:

June 13-August 19Breakfast 7:30 am to 8:30 am and Lunch 11:15am to12:15pm

Franklin Elementary School:

June 20-July 1 and July 11-22, Breakfast 7:30am to 8:30am and Lunch 11:15am to12:15pm

Monroe Elementary School:

June 20-July 1 and July 11-22, Breakfast 7:30 am to 8:30 am and Lunch 11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Southfield Townhouses:

June 13- August 19, Bag Lunch Drop 12:00pm-12:30pm

Teen Light Center:

June 13-August 19, Bag Lunch Drop 12:00pm-12:30pm

Meals are provided to eligible children regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender or disability and there will be no discrimination in the course of meal service.

“This program fills a void created when school lunches are not available,” according to MPSD Business Manager Ken Mischler.  

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter.


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