Healthy lunches for kids

Summer Food Service Program will offers meals through July 26

— Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Daniel Blankenship These children from Riverview Early Childhood Center are enjoying a meal at Webster City Middle School Monday, part of the Summer Food Service Program offered by Webster City Schools. The meals, offered Monday through Friday, also include activities and a daily drawing.

There’s a buzz of activity these summer days right around lunch time at the Webster City Middle School and Pleasant View Elementary School.

Webster City Schools are participating in the Summer Food Service Program once again this year, with lunch served Monday through Friday to all children who wish to attend. Officials said there is no charge for the children to attend. Meals are provided on a first come, first serve basis at the two sites.

The meals are served 11:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. Special activities are held following the meals and daily drawings are also held. Area service clubs, organizations and church groups are helping out with the meals and activities.

Lunches will continue through Friday, July 26.

All meals are the same for all children, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, according to school officials. To file a complaint of discrimination against the program, complete a USDA Program Discrimination Form found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to the USDA and provide in the letter all information requested on the form. Submit completed complaint form or letter to the USDA via mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC, 20250-9410; fax (202) 690-7442 or email program.intake@usda.gov.