Summer Food Service Program
Here on Long Island, over 88,000 children receive free or reduced-cost school lunches. For many, a school meal is the primary source of nourishment, and when school lets out for summer vacation, they lose this essential source of nourishment.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Summer Food Service Program provides free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in low-income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow, during the summer months when they are out of school. The program operates at select sites which are usually run by local governments and non-profit organizations.
In 2012, Island Harvest is once again involved in the Summer Food Service Program. We will be giving over 20,000 lunches to Long Island’s children throughout the summer. You can call the National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-348-6479 or select Nassau or Suffolk to find a Summer Food Service Program near you.
Lunch meals will be provided to all children 18 years and under without charge at these sites. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. For more information, please call Bob King, Island Harvest, (516) 294-8528 ext. 126.
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, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.More Information from the USDA