Summer Food Service Program

summer_food_service.jpgThe 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.

Food 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.

Persons interested in receiving more information should contact Amalia Swan at Food Bank of Central New York, 7066 Interstate Island Road, Syracuse, NY 13209 at (315) 437-1899 ext. 245.

Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any USDA-related activity should write or call immediately to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W. Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, (202) 720-5964 (Voice or TDD).