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HPARD Summer Food Service Program

Posted by Will Alfaro on Friday, February 1, 2019

Summer Food Service Program, sponsored by the Houston Parks and Recreation Department. The HPARD Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) will operate from June 3 through August 9 for youth ages 1 to 18.

Simply forward the attached application form or send a list of organizations to the program manager listed below. The application is also available online at the HPARD web site. Applications are due March 1, 2019.

HPARD Summer Food Service Program Contact:
Rummeka Allen
Phone: 713-676-6832
Email: rummeka.allen@houstontx.gov

The SFSP is a federally funded program coordinated by the Texas Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Division. According the non-profit organization Feeding America, “During the school year, 22 million children receive free or reduced-priced meals through the National School Lunch Program. When school is out during the summer months, however, only 3.9 million receive free or reduced-price meals through the USDA Summer Food Service Program. This gap of 1 in 6 summer to school-time participants is the result of various barriers experienced only during the summer, including a lack of access to meal sites, insufficient program awareness, and limited resources when schools are closed.”

 

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