During the school year, more than 40% of K-12 kids in Minnesota are eligible for free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs. However, when the school year ends for summer, these children may not have access to the nutritious meals they need.
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is designed to fill that nutrition gap and make sure children can get the nutritious meals they need! Our Cokato Elementary School is a food service site and volunteers are needed to help out each Wednesday through August 14.
This can be an easy and fun 1-hour opportunity and would be a great summer service project for parent and tween or teen! The volunteer reports to the school kitchen at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday and receives a meal count sheet from the cook. The volunteer counts the children/adults as they arrive and completes the count sheet. Adults who come to eat with their child pay $4.25 for their meal and volunteers and all children eat free. The meal count sheet is turned in to the cook and the volunteer’s duties are completed.
Let’s help make this program successful for our community. The volunteer sign-up sheet is located on the table in the NW building entry. Sign up any time the building is open (M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday morning). Pick a Wednesday that fits your schedule!