School aged children have access to meals throughout the school year through the free and reduced meal program. Have you ever wondered what happens to those children who are chronically hungry in the summer when school is not in session?
The Northeast Iowa Food Bank partners with the USDA to help cover that need by partnering with local organizations to provide lunch when school is not in session.
In the summer of 2016, the NEIFB’s Summer Feeding Program was at 9 sites throughout the Cedar Valley and served over 8,000 meals to children who are hungry in the Cedar Valley.
In the summer of 2017 we have been able to increase to 17 sites and in June alone, we have provided over 7,500 meals and snacks.
2017 Summer Feeding Sites
Southeast Elementary in Waverly – June 12th – August 11th, Lunch from 11:30AM – 12:00PM
Country Terrace Mobile Home Park – June 7th – August 2nd, Wednesdays only, Lunch from 11:45AM
Salvation Army – June 12th – August 11th, Breakfast from 10:00AM – 10:30AM and Lunch form 12:30AM – 1:00PM
YWCA on Lafayette St – June 12th – 16th, Breakfast from 8:00AM – 8:30AM and Lunch from 12:00PM – 12:30PM
YWCA at Highland – June 12th – 16th, Lunch from 1:00PM – 1:30PM
Girls Scouts Summer Adventures – June 12th – June 30th, Lunch 12:00PM – 12:30PM
Boys and Girls Club of Evansdale – June 19th – August 11th, 1:00PM – 1:30PM
Holmes Elementary – July 11th – August 12th, Monday through Thursday, Lunch 12:00PM – 12:30PM
YMCA Summer Camp – June 12th – 16th & August 14th – August 18th, Lunch 12:00PM
Young Parents Together – July 10th – August 23rd, Supper on Mondays 5:00PM – 5:30PM
Expo Alt. Learning Center – June 12th – August 18th on Thursdays only
YMCA Summer Camp – Orange Elementary – June 12th – June 16th & August 14th – August 18th
Cedar Knoll – June 12th – August 18th, Monday – Saturdays
For additional information about the Summer Feeding program, contact Michelle Sullivan at 319-235-0507.