Friday, May 29, 2015

Summer food sites to provide free, nutritious meals to kids

Summer should be a fun and enriching time for all Colorado kids and teens, but for many it represents a time when they are at the greatest risk of experiencing hunger due to lost access to school meals. More than 500 community sites across the state will provide summer meals at no cost to children up to 18 years old.

The Summer Food Service Program was established as a safeguard for children during the summer months. It is funded by the USDA, administered by the Colorado Department of Education, and supported by Hunger Free Colorado and hundreds of organizations across the state.

Beginning in late May, Colorado families can find nearby summer food sites by calling the statewide, bilingual Hunger Free Hotline toll-free at (855) 855-4626 or by using the interactive map at (reprinted from Hunger Free Colorado, May 2015)

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