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 participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) starting June 9, 2020, to August 14, 2020, Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m, except July 3Any child age 18 and under is welcome! No proof of income or ID is required. Stop  by the Crispus Attucks Community Center (407 Howard Ave, Lancaster PA) to pick up a meal.

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), also known as the Summer Meals Program, is a federally-funded, state-administered program established to ensure kids continue to have access to nutritious meals when school is not in session.

The program provides free meals to kids age 18 and younger in low-income areas and reimburses program operators who offer those meals. All meals and snacks served through the SFSP must meet federal nutrition standards, and require servings of grains, proteins, fruits and vegetables, and milk.

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.

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In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint FormOpens In A New Window, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.htmlOpens In A New Window, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.