Summer meal programs begin Monday as the school year comes to an - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Summer meal programs begin Monday as the school year comes to an end

Posted: Updated:
Summer brings dreams of warm temperatures and vacation time; but for some families, it also presents a considerable challenge.

Many children across northeast Iowa rely on free or reduced-cost breakfast and lunch meals throughout the school year. To assist those families, the Northeast Iowa Food Bank will provide free meals to youth during the summer.

This is the first year for the Food Bank to hold its Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows: Salvation Army beginning June 9, breakfast at 10:00 a.m. and lunch at 12:30 p.m., and the Boys and Girls Club in Evansdale starting June 23 with a 3:30 p.m. snack time. Both sites will be serving Monday through Friday until school resumes.

"Food insecurity continues to be an issue in our community as one in five children in Black Hawk County struggle with hunger. Food insecurity is described as a lack of consistent access to adequate amounts of nutritious food. The Summer Food Service Program is one of six Food Bank programs that work to solve hunger in Northeast Iowa," said Barbara Prather, Executive Director of the Northeast Iowa Food Bank.

The Northeast Iowa Food Bank provides nutritious food and hunger education to about 200 nonprofit organizations who assist the hungry, and to individuals who need food assistance to sustain life. Last year, the Food Bank distributed more than five million pounds of food within a 16-county service area.
    
The Food Bank runs several programs to serve children and senior citizens, including the BackPack Program, Kids Cafe and Elderly Nutrition Services. The Food Bank also provides for under-served communities through the Mobile Food Pantry program.

Further information can be found by visiting www.northeastiowafoodbank.org.
  • NEWSNEWSMore>>

  • August is Summer Sun Safety Month

    August is Summer Sun Safety Month

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:40 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:40:15 GMT
    Improper usage of sunscreen by your viewers may cause the very burn they are trying to prevent. Five bad sunburns can double your lifetime risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Sunscreen only when applied or used properly will help. The UVA ray are primarily responsible for skin again also. The sun protection factor, or SPF, number on a bottle of sunscreen only measures UVB protection, he said. Labels will now show the phrase "broad-spectrum," which means protection against b...More >>
    Improper usage of sunscreen by your viewers may cause the very burn they are trying to prevent. Five bad sunburns can double your lifetime risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Sunscreen only when applied or used properly will help. The UVA ray are primarily responsible for skin again also. The sun protection factor, or SPF, number on a bottle of sunscreen only measures UVB protection, he said. Labels will now show the phrase "broad-spectrum," which means protection against b...More >>
  • Run the bases 5K/10K benefit

    Run the bases 5K/10K benefit

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:32 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:32:03 GMT
    The first-ever Run the Bases 5K/10K will be hosted by the Cedar Valley SportsPlex on Saturday, August 16. All proceeds will benefit Build Our Ballpark. This event will include all levels of athletes, there will be a mile-long Fun Run at 8 a.m. for kids and families near Young Arena. Then the 5K and 10K races will take off simultaneously at 8:30 a.m. near the SportsPlex.More >>
    The first-ever Run the Bases 5K/10K will be hosted by the Cedar Valley SportsPlex on Saturday, August 16. All proceeds will benefit Build Our Ballpark. This event will include all levels of athletes, there will be a mile-long Fun Run at 8 a.m. for kids and families near Young Arena. Then the 5K and 10K races will take off simultaneously at 8:30 a.m. near the SportsPlex.More >>
  • Computer technician warns against public Wi-Fi

    Computer technician warns against public Wi-Fi

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-08-01 04:00:34 GMT
    When you connect to free or public wireless internet, you may be putting your personal information at risk.More >>
    When you connect to free or public wireless internet, you may be putting your personal information at risk.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KWWL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Sandy Youngblut at 319-291-1259. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.