Food Services

Friendly House Summer Food Service Program

Purpose
The Summer Food Service Program was established to ensure that children in needy areas could continue to receive nutritious meals during summer vacations that re comparable to those served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs during the school year.

How does the program operate?
The program is administered at the Federal level by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), an agency of the U. S. Department of Agriculture.  State education agencies administer most programs at the State level, but other State agencies may also be designated. Food and Nutrition Service regional offices administer a few state programs. Locally, it is operated by approved sponsors, which receive reimbursement from USDA through their State agencies for the meals they serve and for their documented operating costs. Sponsors provide meals at a central site, such as a school or community center. All meals are served free to eligible participants.

Sponsor
The Summer Food Service Program is sponsored by USDA, Department of Education and Project Bread.

Helpful Links
http://www.doe.mass.edu/cnp/nprograms/sfsp/
http://www.projectbread.org/site/PageServer?pagename=home_page

Contact Information
Darlene Layton

E-mail address

dlayton@friendlyhousema.org

Office phone
508-755-4362

Current Summer Sites
Autumn Woods
Great Brook Valley Homework Center
Great Brook Valley Campfire
Green Island/Crompton Park
Ionic Boys & girls Club
Lakeside Homework Center
Plumley Village
Quinsigamond Community Center
Stratton Hill Apartments
South Worcester Neighborhood Center
Wellington Community
Worcester Youth Center
Victory Center

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