2003-06-20 / Community

Summer Food Program Available

Summer Food Program Available

The New York City Department of Education’s Office of School Food and Nutrition Services proudly announces sponsorship of the federally funded Summer Food Service Program from June 27 through August 29.

At over 700 locations throughout the five boroughs, nutritious and appetizing breakfast and lunch meals will be served to children regardless of gender, race, color, religion, or national origin, who are under 19 years of age and to disabled persons regardless of age who participate in Special Education programs.

There is no fee or registration requirement. The sites are open to the community at large and participation may be limited only for reasons of security, safety, or control.

All children in attendance will be offered the same meals with no physical segregation of, or other discriminatory action against, any child because of race, color, age, national origin, sex, or handicap. If there is a separate charge for meals, children who are members of TANF assistance units, whose households are eligible for food stamps, or are Head Start participants, are automatically eligible to receive free meals.

For additional information concerning the 2003 Summer Food Service Program, call (718) 729-6100 or visit their web address, www.opt.osfus.org.


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