Summer Food Services Program

Summer Food Services Program

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 113 , Segment 4

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  • Jul 30, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 14:29 mins

Guest: Audrey Rowe, Administrator for the Good Futrition Service at the USDA  Believe it or not, there are children in America who feel a sense of dread when school gets out for the summer. They know there will be hunger pains without the daily breakfasts and lunches they get at school. To ease those pains, the USDA offers funding for states to distribute meals during the summer – often in parks and community centers in low-income neighborhoods. Last year the Summer Food Service Program served more than 187 million meals to children. But USDA officials know there are many families still hungry in the summer, because they don’t know where the meals are served.

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