Monday, June 21, 2010

Watonwan Summer Food Service Program

The Watonwan County Summer Food Service Program (also known as Kids Kafe) kicked off on June 14th, 2010 with phenomenal numbers! Kids eat free and adults can join for a nominal fee. There is a host site at each school district within Watonwan: Butterfield school, Madelia Elementary school, and St. James Armstrong school. Butterfield is serving lunch and also attracting a number of employees from the local factory in town. Madelia and St. James are serving breakfast and lunch. This wonderful program is also providing educational/recreational programming before and after lunch. Kids Kafe planned to serve 245 meals a day between the 3 school districts. By the end of the day on the 16th, they were up to serving 337 meals between the 3 districts. Amazing! Also, Watonwan is incorporating a "Walking School Bus" to get kids safely to and from school.

The Watonwan County Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is also collaboratively working with Minnesota Valley Action Council (MVAC). MVAC is staging work for those in need through the SFSP.

Tune in-there'll be more to come! Hailey

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