Free meals and snacks for kids who need them all summer long

Summer Food PosterDavidson County is fighting child hunger this summer by opening 97 sites where free breakfasts, lunches, or snacks are served to all children and teens. But believe it or not, the program is underused.

Through the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), low-income children in the Nashville area do not have to go hungry or lack the proper nutrition they need during the summer months. The sites, which are now in operation, are normally sponsored by local governments, school districts, or nonprofits. Sites can be found at schools, parks, summer camps, and more. Many of the sites also provide educational enrichment and recreational activities for the children and teens in addition to the meals.

Right now just 10% of children who qualify for free or reduced lunch are taking advantage of this program. The free meals are open to all children 18 years old or under, and no paperwork is required. Please help spread the word, so we can ensure that no child in this city will go without a meal this summer.

To see a map of SFSP sites, click here.

For more information visit these sites:

Posted on June 6, 2014, in Community Partners, Students and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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