Summer Food Service Program

FREE Summer Meals for Sparta Area School District Children

Cindy Thesing - Nutrition Services Supervisor, (608) 366-3405,

Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the Sparta Area 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 unavailable.  Free meals will be made available to all children who are 1 year old to 18 years old in the Sparta Area School District.  A person over the age of 18 years who is determined by a state or local public educational agency to be mentally or physically disabled and who also participates in a public or private non-profit school program during the regular school year may receive free meals as well.

"This program fills a void created when school meals are not available," said Cindy Thesing, Nutrition Services Supervisor.  "Helping parents meet the nutritional needs of their children is the strength of this program."

The following locations will be serving FREE meals this summer:

Notice: (Student and adult meals must be consumed at the feeding site.) 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.

Meadowview  School June 22 thru July 31, 2015          Open Site

Breakfast            7:30am - 8:15am

Lunch              11:30 am - 12:30 pm

(OPEN to the public.)                                 Meadowview will be CLOSED Monday July 6, 2015.

(Note:  PreK students will be provided breakfast and snack at the Meadowview location.)

Sparta Memorial Park "New Location"                         June 22 thru July 31, 2015                     Open Site

Lunch              10:45am  - 11:45am

(OPEN to the public.)

Fort McCoy - South Post Housing "New Location" June 22 thru July 31, 2015 Closed Site

Lunch              12:15pm - 12:45pm

(South Post Family Housing Residents Only - CLOSED to the public.)

Boys & Girls Club June 22 thru July 31, 2015          Closed Site

Lunch                         11:15am -12:15pm

Snack                           3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

(Boys & Girls Club students only - CLOSED to the public.)

Daycare facilities can take advantage of this program; you cannot claim subsidized meals at your Daycare locations on the dates your facility participates in the school meal program.

Families and children are encouraged to come and eat. All children regardless if they are full paid, reduced or free during the school year will eat for free during the summer meal program. Notice: (Student and adult meals must be consumed at the feeding site.) Adults are encouraged to eat with their children.

Adult meal prices will be $2.50 for breakfast and $3.50 for lunch.

Please check the Sparta Area School District website for more information about the summer feeding program.  Menus will also be posted on the website.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).

Persons with disabilities, who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.