Our Kindle Farm School is working to ensure all children have access to healthy meals during the summer. Thanks to funding from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program, Kindle Farm will provide FREE MEALS TO ALL STUDENTS who are enrolled in our summer sessions. This program is designed to ensure that children who rely on free or reduced price meals during the school year have continued access to good, healthy food throughout the summer months. Children do not have to provide any income information or proof of eligibility to participate.
This program presents an exciting opportunity for expanding our role as food providers and food educators so that we can reach more children. “As a school that asks the students to be actively engaged in academic, behavioral, and social skill growth, we realize a foundation of our program is good nutrition,” says Adam Altshuler, Assistant Director of Kindle Farm. “We are committed to feeding our children throughout the summer. We believe that caring for their health and well-being will go a long way to enhance their development far beyond the summer months.”
Hunger is on the rise in Vermont, with 1 in 5 children coming from food insecure households, and an all-time high of 87% of Kindle Farm students qualifying for free or reduced-price school meals.
Meals will be provided for all children at both our Newfane and Townshend campuses.