Banner image for Compendium: News from Commonwealth Libraries with photo of Office of Commonselath Libraries building

Seneca Library District Participates in Free Summer Snack Program with Child Hunger Outreach Partners (CHOP) 1 in 6 Children each day go hungry in the United States of America. 1 in 6. In rural Northwest PA, many of the school districts cannot afford to continue serving free breakfast...

Your library can help children in the community by participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).  The program is more critical than ever and you still have time to sign up. Rules have been relaxed and meals can be given out non-congregate style (grab and go) for Summer...

summer food program 2

Those kids are hungry…Prepare to Feed them!  The Summer Food Service Program is FREE!  This USDA program provides lunches and/or snacks for the children at your library and is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  Find out more on the Summer Food Service...

Wolf Administration, USDA Announce Sites for Children Summer Food Programs Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Education announced the sites where children can get free nutritious meals through the 2019 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

summer food program 2

  Those Kids are Hungry…Feed them!  The Summer Lunch program is FREE! Make plans now to participate! What’s holding you back? No kitchen? You can contract to have bag lunches brought in.  You don’t have to offer the lunch every day–but why not?  If half of the...

Jenne Mante

  The Bethlehem Area Public Library is hosting an exciting holiday fundraiser this year. We are partnering with Kindness is Magic Inc. to pay off student lunch debt and erase library fines. One in six children in Pennsylvania suffers from hunger and many of these same students...

summer food program 2

Learning does not end when school lets out; neither does the need for good nutrition.  YOUR LIBRARY CAN HELP!   Become a site or a sponsor for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).  This year’s application deadline is June 15. Learn more here! Engage your community–Engage...

Free WebJunction Webinars for You These upcoming webinars are open for registration. If you can’t attend a live session, all WebJunction webinars are recorded and available for free in the Course Catalog. From Facilities to Trauma: Disaster Planning and Community Resiliency at...

These WebJunction resources can help you strengthen your library and services to the community, explore them today! Hunger and Libraries: Snacks, Backpacks and More: Autumn is an excellent time of year to highlight ways libraries are fighting hunger in their communities, and October...

Read about the Bucks County Free Library and the Bensalem, Levittown Libraries offering FREE food to children!  The community is liking and sharing the information about the summer food program on the library’s Facebook pages too–over 100 ‘likes’ and over...