Food and Football Practice: Vikings Youth Football Camp

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July 2, 2015 By: Sara Blair Category: SHH News Tags: healthy food, summer hunger, child hunger

For one week every summer, The Minnesota Vikings hosts two Vikings Youth Football Camps for local kids. Everyone is welcome, all campers participate for free, and breakfast and lunch is served.

Vikings Pro Scout Jeff Robinson started the youth training camp 15 years ago as a way to give local kids a chance to be active and eat nourishing meals.

Participants of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), supported by the Vikings Children’s Fund, enjoy a wholesome breakfast and lunch—served by Second Harvest Heartland. Of the two million meals SFSP plans to provide to children at over 700 sites throughout the state of Minnesota this summer, 650,000 meals alone will be served at Second Harvest Heartland grant-supported sites—with 1,500 of those meals provided to the Vikings Youth Football Camps.

Last week at Robbinsdale Cooper High School, approximately 185 kids attended the football camp. See photos from the camp below, and learn how you can help feed local kids this summer.

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You can help provide food for more kids this summer. Visit 2harvest.org to donate.


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