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WVU Upward Bound to provide free meals to high school students enrolled in college-ready summer program

Upward Bound

The West Virginia University Upward Bound program will serve three meals a day free of charge to approximately 40 high school students at WVU camps this summer.

Thanks to a sponsorship with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program, students who are enrolled in the WVU Upward Bound summer program will eat breakfast, lunch and dinner at Café Evansdale every Monday through Friday from June 24 through Aug. 1, except for July 4 and July 5. 

Upward Bound will receive reimbursements from the USDA for the meals served to income-eligible students.

The summer program is designed to orient students to college life and to help them develop the skills and motivation necessary to be successful in high school and in college.

A federally funded TRIO program, Upward Bound helps high school students overcome barriers to post-secondary education. The program annually serves 60 students in ninth through 12th grades from Preston High School. 

Find more information about Upward Bound.

Find a list of the complete SFSP guidelines.

Eligibility is based on the following income guidelines — annual family income before deductions:

Federal Income Chart For School Year July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025

Household Size
Yearly Monthly
1 $27,861
2 37,814
3 47,767
4 57,720
5 67,673
6 77,626
7 87,579
8 97,532
Each additional:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc. ) should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

(1) MAIL: 

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410


(2) FAX: (202) 690-7442


(3) EMAIL: 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.