Summer Food Service Program for Kids

UW Health is participating in the Summer Food Service Program to help prevent hunger when school is out of session. Culinary Services is providing free meals to anyone ages 1-18 years at two of its Madison locations from June 17-August 31.


Free Meals Provided for Kids: June 17-August 31, 2019

Free summer meals are available for children 18 and younger at three UW Health locationsUW Health’s Chefs and Culinary Services staff are passionate about offering fresh, locally grown and unprocessed foods that support good health. Meals will be prepared fresh daily and include protein, whole grain, dairy, fruit and vegetable, and meet the Nutrition Standards for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) meals and snacks.



The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Meals will be provided regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender or disability.


Food Insecurity


One in six children in Dane County has food insecurity, according to the national hunger-relief organization Feeding America. The United States Department of Agriculture defines food security as having access, at all times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members. Families may be considered food-insecure if they have anxiety about having enough food in the house, have to buy food of low quality or have to eat less or less often. 


Non-discrimination Statement


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.


To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:


(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410


(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or


(3) email: This institution is an equal opportunity provider.