Everyone wins with the SFSP!
Lancaster, PA – Learning does not end when school lets out; neither does the need for good nutrition. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is good, nutritious food that’s “in” when school is “out.” The Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County is a participating site in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) starting June 24, 2019, to August 2, 2019, Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m, except July 4th. Any child age 18 and under is welcome! No proof of income or ID is required.
The SFSP is a federally funded program operated nationally by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered in Pennsylvania by the Department of Education.
SFSP was created to ensure that children in low-income areas could continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations when they do not have access to school lunch or breakfast.
Nearly 14 million children depend on free and reduced-price school meals for 9 months out of the year. Many of them are at nutritional risk during the months when their schools are closed for vacation. Unfortunately, only about 2.3 million children participate in SFSP each day. Clearly, the nutrition needs of a large number of children who depend on free and reduced-price meals during school are not being met in the summer. Good nutrition is essential for learning.
For more information on the Summer Food Service Program, click here.
About the Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County
The Community Action Partnership is Lancaster County’s largest anti-poverty organization, helping low-income families move toward self-sufficiency. CAP’s service profile interrupts inter-generational poverty with programs that support families and individuals at every age and place in life, in the areas of education and child development, health and nutrition, household stability and safety and empowerment. For more information, visit www.caplanc.org.