Summer Food Service Program Means Free Lunch For Kids
Governor Cuomo wants to remind parents that thousands of children are eligible for free, nutritious meals at hundreds of sites around New York State this summer.
Where can they get lunch and who is eligible?
The federally-funded Summer Food Service Program, administered by the New York State Education Department, will provide free nutritious meals and snacks at participating sites, including schools, parks, recreation centers and other neighborhood locations. The program benefits children 18 years old and younger from low-income households, as well as to young adults over age 18 that are enrolled in school programs for persons with disabilities.Many summer meal sites also offer fun activities, so children and teens can stay active and spend time with friends while enjoying healthy meals.
For more information, you can also call the New York State Department of Health’s Growing Up Healthy Hotline, 1-800-522-5006, where they can also help locate a summer meal site in your community.