Windom Area Schools will be providing Summer Meals for children beginning May 28. After recently begin approved as a summer meal site, the district will provide nutritious meals for all children ages 1-18 at the Windom Middle School. Kids can just show up and enjoy a meal that is tasty and nutritious. Elaine Deutchman, Windom Area Schools Food Service Director said, “We are really excited to be able to offer a nutritious meal for children in Windom.” The meals will follow Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and the MN Department of Education provides suggested lunch meal patterns, but the choice and preparation is the responsibility of the District. Deutchman said the kids may be served a Sloppy Joe or a turkey sub sandwich with a variety of fruit and vegetable and milk.
One of the really great things about this program is that any child can participate, and you just have to show up. There is not registration, so if kids are in the area, they can eat a healthy meal at the Middle School. All children who are part of community education or summer recreation programs can eat free, if grandparents have grandkids visiting, they can eat free, daycare providers can bring children, and kids who live in the area or who are home without parental supervision can enjoy a nutritious meal and eat free.
The meal site will be open Monday through Friday from 11:30-12:30 for all children ages 1-18. Deutchman said, “We do not need any registration, and parents can come with the children, but we do not provide adult meals, and adults cannot eat off the children’s trays.” Watch your local paper for more details.