Each summer, 22.3 million students are at risk of going hungry when the school year ends and school lunches are no longer available. For many children, school meals are the only complete and nutritious meals they eat. In the summer they go without those meals.
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) can help to fill the summer meal gap for low-income children. Faith-based, community and private non-profit organizations can make a difference in the lives of hungry children by serving meals with SFSP, a federally-funded program administered by States that reimburses organizations for meals served to children during the summer. Schools, churches, recreation centers, playgrounds, parks, and camps can serve those meals in neighborhoods with high percentages of low-income families. These venues are safe and familiar locations where children naturally congregate during the summer.
Join the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) in one of the free upcoming webinars in the 2011 Summer Food Service Program Webinar Series Learn more about how you can be involved; as a site where kids eat meals, as a sponsor serving meals, or as a volunteer. Anyone can participate in these webinars!
Sessions scheduled for the general public: SFSP Baseball graphic
- Thursday, 2/10/11, 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
- Thursday, 2/10/11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
- Monday, 2/14/11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
- Thursday, 2/24/11, 5:00pm - 6:00pm EST
- Tuesday, 3/8/11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm EST
- Thursday, 3/17/11, 11:00am - 12:00pmEST
These sessions are free for all participants. You will need access
to a phone line and a computer with internet access to participate. To participate, please complete the online registration by clicking on the following link: http://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/17fb9g48fe7