A summer food service program to provide meals for children who might otherwise go hungry is being offered by the Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning.
Sponsor organizations are being sought to administer the program at sites throughout the state. In addition to meeting the nutritional needs of children, the program provides a safe place for children to go during the summer months.
Meals available through the program vary by location, but may include breakfast, morning and afternoon snack and lunch. Meals and snacks are typically offered in conjunction with educational, developmental and recreational activities. Meals are available free of charge to children 18 and younger, primarily for those who qualified for free or reduced-price meals during the school year.
Sponsors can be public or private non-profit school food authorities, public or non-profit private residential summer camps, units of local, municipal, county, tribal or state government, public or private non-profit colleges or universities participating in the National Youth Sports Program or a qualified private non-profit organization.
For more information, contact the CFL Food and Nutritional Service at 800-366-8922.
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