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How Faith-Based Organizations Can Feed Hungry Children This Summer

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Published on Jun 5, 2013

The video gives an overview of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and provides valuable resources on how to get involved if you're a faith-based organization. SFSP is one of the most underutilized government programs. There are about 21 million children in the country eating free and reduced price school lunches during the school year, but only about 2.3 million of those children eat meals provided by USDA's summer feeding program when school is out. Therefore, there are a lot of children from low-income families that are not getting the food they need during the summer when school is out.
SFSP is a federally funded program administered by the States that helps fill the summer meal gap for low-income children by reimbursing organizations that serve children meals at feeding sites during summer months. Schools, churches, recreation centers, playgrounds, parks, and camps can provide summer meals in neighborhoods with high percentages of low-income families, making a positive impact on the lives of hungry children. These summer food sites are safe and familiar locations where children naturally gather during the summer.
You as an individual or organization can help by becoming a SFSP site, sponsor, or community advocate.

http://www.summerfood.usda.gov/

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