2013 Summer Food Service Program, Free Webinar Series
Posted by on March 05, 2013
The USDA provides free or reduced price lunches to 22 million children during the school year through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). However, during summer break only 3 million of those students participate in a USDA summer feeding program.
You can be a game-changer by feeding more children nutritious meals during the summer and lowering the risk of hunger.
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally funded program administered by the States that helps fill the summer meal gap for low-income children by reimbursing organizations that serve children meals at feeding sites during summer months.
Schools, churches, recreation centers, playgrounds, parks, and camps can provide summer meals in neighborhoods with high percentages of low-income families, making a positive impact on the lives of hungry children. These summer food sites are safe and familiar locations where children naturally gather during the summer.
The USDA, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is offering free webinars on SFSP, so you can learn more about how you can help your community feed children in need. The webinars will review SFSP participation requirements, cover resources and tools available to help you get started, highlight successful programs and outreach practices from around the country, and provides an opportunity to have your questions answered by FNS Program experts.
March 8 (Friday) – Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer – Getting State Elected Officials Involved
March 13 (Wednesday) – Summer Food Service Program – Alimenta a los Niños en el Verano (en español)
March 20 (Wednesday) – Already a CACFP Site? Then Become a SFSP Site Too
March 27 (Wednesday) – Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer – Getting Local Elected Officials Involved
April 3 (Wednesday) – Addressing the Summer Food Transportation Challenge
**All webinars will take place at the following times:
2:00pm – 3:00pm EST, 1:00pm – 2:00pm CST, 12:00pm – 1:00pm MST, 11:00am – 12:00pm PST
Please register online at: http://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/17fb9g5263b
Or visit the USDA website at: http://www.fns.usda.gov/
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