A Summer of Success for the Summer Food Service Program!

October 23, 2012 By: Sara Blair Category: WordPress Import

When school is out for the summer, one in six children in our community is at risk of hunger and developmental decline. But with the help from a successful Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) this summer, we were able to ensure that more low-income children continued to receive free, nutritious meals!

Though the numbers are still trickling in, it is projected that grant-supported sponsors were able to increase their
capacity by 32 percent over last year, resulting in an additional 144,800 meals served to hungry Minnesota kids this summer!

Second Harvest Heartland supports SFSP by providing grant funding to SFSP meal site sponsors looking to expand, and by conducting outreach efforts to spread awareness about the program in high-need communities. Expansion of SFSP meal programs not only prevents hunger and helps reduce childhood obesity, it also draws children into educational and enrichment programs that sends them back to school ready to learn.

We’re thrilled by the program’s success this year, and even more excited about the possibilities for growth in years to come!

To find out more information about how you can become involved in promoting the expansion of SFSP in your local community next summer, contact Second Harvest Heartland here today.

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