SPPS Serves Free Summer Meals to Students
Posted by Saint Paul Public Schools on May 25, 2017
Kids eat free in the summertime thanks to the summer meal program. Once again, Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) will provide meals at no cost to children 18 years old and younger. It also serves those who are 19 years old and older, have a mental or physical disability and who participate in a public or private nonprofit school program for the mentally or physically disabled.
The Summer Food Service Program begins Tuesday, June 13 and runs through Friday, August 25, 2017. Meals will be available at more than 60 locations throughout the city, including community sites, park and recreation centers, and schools. Depending on each site’s hours of operation, meals may include breakfast, lunch, supper, or snack.
For a list of participating sites and meal service times, please visit www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks or spps.org/ns. Families and children can also call the United Way 2-1-1 information line (651-291-0211) or text their location to 612-516-FOOD to find meals nearby. Call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (for Spanish speakers) to find a site for free, nutritious summer meals near you.
Summer Food Service is a federal program that helps ensure children in low-income areas continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Saint Paul Public Schools has been a local sponsor for more than 25 years, providing over 375,000 meals to students each summer.
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