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Applications sought for food programs

Applications are now being accepted from organizations interested in operating summer food service programs in North Dakota, announced State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler. The summer program provides meals to eligible children during the summer when school is not in session.

“More than 31 percent of our state’s students receive free or reduced-cost meals during the school year,” Baesler said. “Without summer feeding programs, many of these children go without during the summer months. It is so very important to their health and well-being to have access to meals year-round.”

Eligible sponsors include public or nonprofit private schools; residential summer camps; private nonprofit organizations; churches; service organizations; and local, municipal, county, tribal or state government units. Eligibility rules also require at least 50 percent of the children served meals or residing in the area must be eligible for free or reduced-price meals under National School Lunch Program guidelines. Additional information is available on the North Dakota DPI website at

For questions and/or requests, contact Linda Schloer, director, North Dakota DPI Child Nutrition Programs, at (701) 328-4565 or