AASD summer food program to begin Monday

The Altoona Area School District will operate its annual Summer Food Service Program beginning June 12 and running through July 28 at the following sites: Altoona Area High School, Irving Elementary, Juniata Elementary, Penn Lincoln Elementary, Baker Elementary, and Washington-Jefferson Elementary school.

Meals will be available free of charge for preschool- and school-age children, 18 years of age or younger. There is no discrimination in the course of the food service.

Lunch will be served Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All meals follow USDA school lunch guidelines to insure that they contain protein, fruit, vegetables, bread and milk.

As this is a federal program, funding is dependent on student participation.

Parents will again be permitted to purchase meals when they accompany their children to the food service program sites. The cost of the lunch is $3.

All eligible children have equal access to the benefits of the Summer Food Service Program regardless of family income, race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

Any person who believes that he or she has been discriminated against in any USDA-related activity should contact the USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or by calling 202-720-5964.

Additional information can be obtained by calling 946-8270.