Summer Food Service Program

July 15, 2014

The UNI Classic Upward Bound Program participates in the State of Iowa Summer Food Service Program. What this program allows Upward Bound to do is to receive funds for meals served during the residential program at the University of Northern Iowa. This helps defray the cost of boarding our students during the summer enrichment program. By following meal requirements, our students are participating in this program for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their meals are checked for the proper menu items on each plate brought through by each student. This is then logged in a binder for record keeping.

Eligibility for the Summer Food Service Program is determined by the low-income eligibility of our students at the time they are initially brought into the Upward Bound program. If a student is low-income at the time of initial selection into the Upward Bound program then they are eligible and their meals count to receive funds from the Summer Food Service Program. Those students who do not meet the low-income criteria, their meals do not count.

Every student is being fed while on campus three meals per day Monday - Thursday and breakfast and lunch on Fridays, regardless of eligibility for Summer Food Service Funds. 

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington,

D.C. 20250-9410, or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

It is the policy of this CNP provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.7and 216.9. If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this CNP Provider, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50319-1004; phone number 515-281-4121, 800-457-4416; web site:”

Meals began being served on Sunday, June 15, 2014 and will continue to be served until the completion of the summer enrichment program on Friday, July 18, 2014.

If you have any questions regarding this program, please feel free to call our program offices at 319-433-1250.

Attached is the copy of the original media release that was drafted early in the program. Please note, eligibility is based on Upward Bound income eligibility guidelines. 

You can find the document by clicking here.