Summer Food Program 2021

Kokomo Schools distributing free take-away meals June 7th through July 19th

The Board of School Trustees has approved the participation of Kokomo Schools, in cooperation with the Indiana Department of Education, in the annual Howard County Summer Food Service Program. Kokomo School Corporation officials are sponsoring the summer food program at two OPEN sites - Carver Community Center and Garden Square Community Center - from June 7th through July 19th, 2021.

Kokomo Schools Food Services Department officials will be providing “take-away” 5-meal packages EACH Monday this summer between June 7th and July 19th to ALL Howard County children, ages 18 and under, at NO charge. Families may pick up these “take-away” meal packages for their children at either OPEN site. These 5-meal packages are available to ALL children, 18 and under, regardless of which Howard County school district the child attends. Each person will need to record the names of the children receiving the packages, but children need not be present.

At Garden Square Apartments, 900 E. Firmin Street, next door to Inventrek, distribution of the “take-away” 5-meal packages will happen in front of the community building from Noon to 1 pm each Monday from June 7th through July 19th. Volunteers will be helping direct traffic while providing directions to the pick-up site.

At Carver Community Center, 1030 N. Purdum Street, distribution of the meal packages will happen from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm each Monday from June 7th through July 19th. Adults are asked to park in the Carver Community Center parking lot and proceed to Door 4, where tables will be set up with the “take-away” 5-meal packages.

Please note that the distribution for the week of July 4th will take place Tuesday, July 6th because of the Monday holiday.

This federally funded Summer Food Service Program is operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is administered by the Indiana Department of Education. Kokomo Schools officials wish to emphasize that this Howard County Summer Food Service Program is FREE to ALL children 18 years of age or under.  This program also is OPEN and FREE to children from any school corporation. No discrimination is allowed in the course of this “take-away” meal service.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations, and Kokomo School Corporation policies, prohibits this “take-away” lunch meal package program from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.  The policy of the Indiana Department of Education is not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, in its programs, activities, or employment policies as required by the Indiana Civil Rights Law (I.C. 22-9-1), Title VI and VII (Civil Rights Act of 1964), the Equal Pay of 1973, Title IX (Educational Amendments, Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973), and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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