ETSU Upward Bound program participating in Summer Food Service Program

Published 11:31 am Monday, April 22, 2024

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ETSU’s Upward Bound program will participate in the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program this year. Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all associated activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. For those who qualify, meals will be provided at ETSU’s Dining Hall located inside the D.P. Culp Student Center. 

Children who meet the income guidelines for reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program, who are part of households that qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), who receive benefits under the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) and who meet guidelines for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) are automatically eligible for the program. 

The program will be held May 29 – June 28 at East Tennessee State University Dining Hall, Upper Level, D.P. Culp Center, 412 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Drive, Johnson City, TN 37614

  • Breakfast (Monday-Friday): 7:30-8:20 a.m.
  • Lunch (Monday-Friday): 12:15-1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner (Monday-Thursday): 5-6 p.m. 

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For more information, visit or contact Ronnie Gross. Individuals in need of disability accommodations may contact the USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).