Summer Food Program Kicks Off Monday In Fairbury

FAIRBURY – Summer break might be here, but that doesn’t mean a break from meals for school children.  Children like these that dined at the cafeteria during the school year can get a meal over the summer thanks to the Summer Food Service Program that kicks off Monday in Fairbury.  Free meals will be served to all children age 1 through 18 years.    Their parents can even eat with them for $4 a meal.  Jane Rhine, Fairbury Public Schools Food Service Supervisor says that the summer lunch program is a way for kids to get a nutritious meal during the summer.

“The Summer Food Program was designed by the USDA to make sure the children get the nutrition through the summer.”

Not only are the meals for kids free, but Rhine says they’re also easy to get.

“You don’t have to sign up, just show up and we’ll feed you.”

Fairbury’s lunch site is at Jefferson Intermediates schools.   Meals will be served from 11:30-12:30PM.  There is no need to call ahead, no income guidelines, and no forms to fill out.    If you don’t live in Fairbury to find the closest Summer Food Program near you check out the USDA’s website.

If you would like more information on Fairbury’s Summer Food Program you can call Jane Rhine at 402-729-6119 or email

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