Thursday, June 26, 2008

Summer Food Service Program Sites in West Seattle

Summer Food Service Program

The Summer Food Service Program, also known as Summer Sack Lunch, is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and was established in 1968 to respond to growing research that correlated a child’s nutrition with academic success and concerns about the lack of nutrition resources for children during the summer months. The City of Seattle has operated this program in Seattle since the early 1970s.

Meals are served following USDA guidelines that specify the conditions of site supervision, food storage, portion size and nutritional value. Food is served at supervised playgrounds, summer camps for low-income children, youth employment projects, low-income housing sites, child care programs and summer schools. Most participating sites offer full-day services and meaningful activities to children during summer months.

This summer, the program will run from June 23 to August 22, 2008. Bring children to the community sites to enjoy nutritious meals and fun activities.

Here is a full list of the 2008 sites. I've highlighted the West Seattle sites.

Read this document on Scribd: SummerFood OpenSites2008 WS

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