Gundersen Health System to help feed La Crosse kids this summer

Part of Summer Food Service Program

Summer means vacation for students, and for many it also means they’re not sure if they’ll get lunch.

To help address the issue, Gundersen Health System is launching its Summer Food Service Program. Anyone 18 years old or younger can get a free meal from Poage Park and Powell Park each day.

Gundersen is hosting the program to keep kids active and healthy during the summer months.

“[They] tend to be sick more, and absent more often from school, and score lower on tests when they don’t have good nutrition and don’t have access to food, especially if they’re missing the breakfast and lunch meals,” said Gundersen Health System Registered Dietitian Cindy Solis.

Anyone 18 or under can get a free lunch from Poage Park starting at 11:15 in the morning, and from Powell Park at 11:45. The Summer Food Service Program starts on June sixth.