Summer Food Service Program

summer_food_service.jpgFood Bank of Central New York announces its participation in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Meals will be provided to all children 18 years and under without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the programs and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

Summer Food Service Program Sites 2014

To locate sites near you:

  • Install Range App for free on your Android or Apple smartphone – enter your zip code and get nearby sites.
  • Text FOOD to 877877 and a list of sites will be sent.
  • Call the Summer Food Service Program hotline at (866) 3-HUNGRY.
  • The New York State Education Department has an interactive map with information on all the summer meal sites in New York State that can be accessed here.
  • The New York State Department of Health’s Growing Up Healthy Hotline, 1-800-522-5006, can also help locate a summer meal site in your community.

The Summer Food Service Program was created to ensure that children in lower income areas could continue to receive nutritious meals during summer break, when they do not have access to school lunch or breakfast. Although millions of children depend on nutritious free and reduced-price meals and snacks at school for 9 months out of the year, just a fraction of them receive the free meals provided by the Summer Food Service Program during the summer months.

Administered by the New York State Education Department, Food Bank delivers meals to sites during the summer months, making certain that children receive much needed breakfasts and lunches.

Individuals interested in receiving more information should contact:  Food Bank of Central New York, 7066 Interstate Island Rd, Syracuse, NY 13209 or (315) 437-1899.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.