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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 25, 2002
CONTACT: Anita Forbes, Neighborhood and Community Services Department, (816) 784-4543

Free meals available to organizations through summer program

The Neighborhood and Community Services Department is seeking church and community groups to participate in the Summer Food Service Program. The program, which served more than 3,000 children per day last year, provides nutritious meals to needy children during the summer when school lunch and breakfast programs are not operating. All meals furnished are free to the provider and delivered directly to each site.

This service provides nutritious meals to children up to 18 years of age and/or adults over the age of 18 who are determined by a state educational agency to be mentally or physically handicapped.

Meals and snacks provided are usually served in churches, schools, playgrounds, camps, homeless sites, migrant areas, community centers, low-income housing developments and parks. The City is a sponsor for this program and it encourages more Kansas City community organizations to get involved.

For more information regarding participation in this program, call Anita Forbes, program assistant, Summer Food Program, Neighborhood and Community Services Department, (816) 784-4543.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating based on 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.

    
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