Summer program offers valuable service
ABC 10 News recently reported on the kick-off of the Schenectady summer lunch program. This annual program, funded by the New York State Education Department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides free lunches to hungry kids. Unfortunately, hungry kids aren’t just in the inner city. Far too many children go hungry in our own small towns and villages, too.
Thankfully, the Summer Food Service Program isn’t limited to Schenectady. The program serves counties throughout New York state, including Warren, Washington, Fulton and Montgomery counties.
The Summer Food Service Program was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free meals, which meet federal nutrition guidelines, are provided to all children 18 years old and under at approved SFSP sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children.
Find a Summer Food Service Site near you: www.fns.usda.gov/summer-food-service-program-sfsp.