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Niagara County Youth Bureau summer food service program resumes

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Wed, Jun 17th 2020 03:30 pm

The Niagara County Youth Bureau is sponsoring the summer food service program (SFSP) and announced the open program site locations for 2020.

This program ensures that youth who are economically disadvantaged continue to receive nutritious meals during summer vacation. The meals provided are comparable to the national school breakfast and national school lunch programs given through districts during the school year.

SFSP is a federally funded program that provides free meals to all children at approved sites, which are located within areas that have significant concentrations of low-income youth. Free meals are provided to children age 18 and under. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of meal service.

"The Niagara County Youth Bureau has continuously worked to fill the needs in the community by providing the annual summer food service program. Providing free and nutritious meals through this program helps the youth of our county remain healthy throughout the summer months,” said Ben Bunker, Youth Bureau director.

Free meals will be served weekdays at the following sites in Niagara County, with most sites beginning July 6.

  • North Tonawanda: Payne Park
  • Wheatfield: West Street Elementary School, Colonial Village Elementary School, Tuscarora Indian Elementary School

The Lockport and Niagara Falls school districts will be providing meals to their communities for summer 2020, in continuation of their COVID-19 distribution plans. Information for these plans can be found on each district’s website.

Free meals will also be served at the following locations in Erie County:

  • Kenmore/Tonawanda: Sheridan Parkside Community Center, Lincoln Park

Contact Bunker or Rodney Alaimo for further information, including specific dates and times of site operation, at 716-278-6873.

Additional sites may be added throughout summer.

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