Local program won’t be affected by state’s decision to opt out of federal summer food assistance program

By Roz Weis,

When contacted by Driftless Multimedia last week, Shanna Putnam Dibble said the popular Kids Lunch Club program should not be affected by the state’s recent decision to opt out of the federal summer food assistance program.

Putnam Dibble is coordinator of the local program.

A lack of strong focus on nutrition is one reason why the State of Iowa officials said it will not participate in a federal program that provides food assistance for kids during the summer.

“While very unfortunate (the state’s decision to opt out of the federal program), it should not have a large impact on Kids Lunch Club since we are community funded,” Putnam Dibble stated.

Complete article in the January 4 Decorah Public Opinion Newspaper.

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