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Saltillo ISD offers summer meal program

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Saltillo Independent School District is partnering with the Unites States Department of Agriculture to help ensure no child goes without at least one wholesome meal each weekday.

The Summer Food Service Program was created to ensure that children in lower-income areas continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations, when they do not have access to school lunches or breakfasts. Although millions of children depend on nutritious free and reduced-price meals and snacks at school for 9 months out of the year, just a fraction of that receive the free meals provided by the SFSP during the summer months, according to the SFSP website:

http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/ summer

Saltillo ISD recently announce the school will be providing meals in the school cafeteria from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays July 31.

While certain income guidelines apply for free and reduced lunch prices during the school year, any child less than 18 years old may benefit from the free summer lunches. All they have to do is show up and eat.

No fee, so how is it funded? SFSP sponsors receive payments for serving healthy meals and snacks to children and teenagers, 18 years and younger, at approved sites in low-income areas. Schools, public agencies, and private nonprofit organizations apply to sponsor the program. All sponsors receive training before starting the program to learn how to plan, operate and monitor a successful food service program. Sponsors receive payments based on the number of meals served.

For more information about the summer lunch program at Saltillo ISD, contact the school at 903-537-2386.

 

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