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Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is encouraging organizations across the state to help provide nutritious meals to children in low-income areas during the summer months through PDE’s Summer Food Service Program. “Every summer thousands of young...

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)...

Leslie LaBarte, District Consultant for the Warren Library Association, received a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) award for her work with the Summer Food Service Program.   Read about the libraries in the Seneca Library District that will offer snacks this summer. Check...

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The Pennsylvania Department of Education encourages organizations to help provide nutritious meals to children in low-income areas during the summer months through the department’s Summer Food Service Program. The Summer Food Service Program, which began in 1976, is a federally...

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Submitted by Laura O’Grady This summer will be Martin Library’s fifth year working with the Summer Food Service Program. We feed lunch to children and teens five days a week from June to August. We have seen drastic behavioral improvements in the children and teens because...

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Submitted by Judy Hillegas, Director of the Everett Free Library The Everett Free Library participated in the summer food service program in conjunction with its summer reading program in 2015. After taking the training, for us it was easy. We served breakfast and lunch only on...

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Those kids are hungry…Feed them!  The Summer Lunch program is FREE!  Contact the Summer Food Service Program in January to make plans for this summer.  Read Leslie LaBarte’s post below What’s holding you back?  No kitchen?  You can contract to have bag lunches...

U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello helped serve lunch at the Pottstown Public Library. ...

Dear Librarians: Hunger is a severe roadblock to the learning process. Lack of nutrition during the summer months may set up a cycle of poor performance once school begins. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally funded program that provides nutritious meals for hungry...