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Urbana School District #116 will once again participate in the Seamless Summer Food program sponsored by the federal government. Free meals will be offered Monday through Thursday during the month of June and part of July at three locations. Breakfast and lunch are offered to all children, 18 years of age or younger regardless of enrollment in summer school or home of record. As with last year, hot breakfast and lunch will be offered at all of the locations. The meals will be served for the public at Urbana High School, Urbana Middle School, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary, and Dr. Preston L. Williams Jr Elementary during the following times (Monday through Thursday only):

Urbana High School (1002 S. Race St., Urbana)
June 4 through July 12, (no meals on Wednesday, July 4)  *Please note - this site was originally advertised as having meals through July 25*
Monday - Thursday
Breakfast: 8:30am to 9:15am
Lunch: 12noon to 12:30pm

Urbana Middle School (1201 S. Vine St, Urbana)
June 4 through June 28
July 9 through July 25
Monday - Thursday
Breakfast: 8:30am to 9:15am
Lunch: 12:00pm to 12:30pm

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School (1108 W. Fairview Ave, Urbana)
June 11 through June 28
Monday - Thursday
Breakfast: 9:00am to 9:15am
Lunch: 11:55am to 12:20pm

Dr. Preston L. Williams Jr Elementary School (2102 E. Washington St., Urbana)
June 4 through June 28
July 9 through July 12
Monday - Thursday
Breakfast: 9:00am to 9:30am
Lunch: 11:45am to 12:15pm

Please note: there will be no meals served on Wednesday, July 4. When available, the menus will be posted on this page.

Free meals will be made available to all children 18 years of age and under or individuals over 18 with a state-defined mental or physical disability. Free meals are made available to all eligible participants without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, sex or age. The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistant program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) Any person who believes that he or she has been discriminated against in any USDA-related activity should write immediately to: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY).

For more information about the program, please contact USD #116 Chief Financial Officer, Carol Baker at 384-3642.


4 thoughts on “2018 Summer Meals

  • Andrea

    If student may enter building “regardless of enrollment or home of record”, this raises several questions.
    1. Bullying- anonymity is a powerful intoxicant. Are I.D.’s checked at the door? At what age are children to be accompanied by an adult? If so how many children may an 18 be in charge of, 1, 5,13?
    2. May a 16 eat at an elementary school cafeteria?
    3. If no I.D. Is required, do students enrolled, unable to leave have priority, are they guaranteed a meal?
    4. What advertising to the disabled community to inform them of this benefit?
    5. If no I.D. Is required, how do you know who is under 18? Are you giving adults access to children?

    • jgeigner Post author

      Thank you for your questions regarding the Urbana School District #116’s participation in the USDA Seamless Summer Food Program. We implement and advertise this program, as directed by the federal government to provide breakfast and lunch to ALL children under the age of 18. We have not had any reason in the past to suspect those over the age of 18 were trying to participate and in fact, most of the children who do partake at our locations are elementary age. While our summer school and summer programs are going on at the Urbana schools that participate in the Summer Food Program, we do have separate times for those students and the public to eat. There is adult supervision during all the times we are serving meals, whether for our students or the public. While we have never run out of food for our students or the public, we do have food service staff on site to prepare more if needed.

      We do hope that this answers any questions you may have regarding USD #116’s participation in the great program. We are happy to provide meals at no cost to children in our community during the summer months.

  • Deirdre

    If kids don’t have school I.D.s would this not be a good time to issue them so the could ilse the library in the summer?

    • jgeigner Post author

      If your student does not have his or her school ID, you can contact their school’s office to get a replacement. If your student is looking to use the Urbana Free Library this summer, you will need to contact the Library to get a library card. More information on obtaining a library card can be found on their web site here: https://urbanafreelibrary.org

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