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Niagara County Youth Bureau accepting applications for summer food service program

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Fri, Mar 29th 2019 03:35 pm

The Niagara County Youth Bureau will return as a sponsor for the 2019 summer food service program (SFSP), which ensures children who are economically disadvantaged continue to receive nutritious meals during summer vacation. Meals are comparable to the National School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs (NSBP and NSLP, respectively) throughout the school year.

The SFSP is a federally funded program (by USDA and administered by the New York State Education Department) that provides free meals to all children at approved SFSP sites. Locations are within areas that have significant concentrations of low-income children. Meals (including breakfast and/or lunch) are provided to children ages 18 and under.

Applications are now being accepted from prospective SFSP sites. Approved locations will receive meals during the program, which runs from July 1 to Aug. 23. Site requests are individualized, including meals needed and program dates.

If an organization, summer day camp or youth program is interested in serving as a SFSP site, contact Youth Bureau Director Benjamin Bunker at 716-278-6872 for more information. Deadline for site application is Thursday, April 18.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities, may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 or 800-845-6136 (Spanish).

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