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Waterloo Schools offers "Summer Feeding Program"

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by Danielle Wagner

WATERLOO (KWWL) Schools in Waterloo are out for the summer. Once again Waterloo Community Schools is offering its federally funded Summer Feeding Program.

Free meals begin Monday, June 15th and go through July 31st. It's estimated 3200 children will participate in the summer food program each day.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided at 14 sites throughout Waterloo.

"We offer free meals to any children ages one to 18 so they don't have to be a Waterloo Community School student. They can be Waterloo, Evansdale. They can even come from Cedar Falls to our sites," said Waterloo Food Service Director Meredith Hansen.

Besides food, if you're looking to keep your children busy this summer, the YWCA of Black Hawk County is offering a Summer Daze program.

The program is at three locations: the YWCA, Lou Henry Elementary and Irving Elementary.

Summer Daze starts Tuesday, June 9 and runs through August 14. The cost is $97 a week. Part of Summer Daze is "Heart Health, Tomorrow's Wealth."

"Physical activity that is fun both engaging their brain and body. So anything that increases cardiovascular health. We do a lot with flexibility," said YWCA Health Promotions Intern Melissa Summers.

Also during the summer, the YWCA will continue the free programs of Wise Girls, Las Chicas and Empowering Young African American Females.

Click here for a complete list of locations and times for the Waterloo School's Summer Feeding Program.

For information on Summer Daze call the YWCA of Black Hawk County at 319-234-7589.

A tremendous resource for summer children's activities no matter where you live is your local library.

Reporter: Danielle Wagner

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