While the end of the school year is a time that many students look forward to, it is often a different story for those who will no longer get access to free lunches. Many students rely on the free and reduced breakfasts and lunches that public schools provide during the school year in order to get proper nutrition.
That is why numerous school districts, including the Wausau School District, provide free lunches during much of the summer. Any student under the age of 18 that resides in Marathon County is eligible for the free summertime meals. The school district serves up as many as 1600 meals a day district-wide between June and July.
The meals are federally funded, and the Wausau School District is reimbursed based on the number of meals they serve.
Other organizations, like The Boys and Girls Club of Wausau also offer free meals during the summer. While the lunch program is targeted towards low-income kids, it is open to everyone.
Below is a list of several sites in Marathon County serving summer meals:
Boys and Girls Club of Wausau
GD Jones Elementary
Thomas Jefferson Elementary
Hawthorn Hills Elementary
Wausau West High School (Breakfast Only)
John Muir Middle School (Breakfast Only)
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