The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. This summer, USDA plans to serve more than 200 million free meals to children 18 years and under at approved SFSP sites.
Help us ensure that no child goes hungry this summer. To find a location near you visit SummerFoodRocks (www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks) or text FOOD to 877-877 to find a summer meal site near you.
El Programa de Servicios de Nutrición asegura que los niños de padres con bajos recursos continuen recibiendo comidas nutriciosas aún cuando la escuela no este en sección. Este verano, la USDA planea servir más de 200 millones de comidas gratis a todos los niños hasta la edad de 18 años atraves de sitios aprobados por el Programa Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).
Ayudenos a asegurarnos que ningún niño(a) pase hambre este verano. Para encontrar un lugar cerca de usted visite el vinculo SummerFoodRocks (www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks) o envie por texto la palabra COMIDA a 877-877 para asi encontrar proveedores de este servicio cerca de usted.
Summer Meal Sites
The following sites are part of the Summer Feeding Program sponsored by Ezekiel AME Zion Church and will provide meals for children 2 to 18 years of age. Unless otherwise noted, the sites will be open through Aug. 21.
• Cleveland Avenue, 1125 E. 15th St. Open: Noon to 1 p.m.
• El Buen Pastor, 4637 Tim Road, Open: 1 to 2 p.m. June 29 to July 30
• Hanes Hosiery Community Center, 501 Reynolds Blvd. Open: noon to 1 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.
• Life Changing Transformation Ministry, 2001 E. 25th St. Open: 10 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m.
• Little Creek Community Center, 610 Foxcroft Drive. Open: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
• Martin Luther King Community Center, 2001 Pittsburg Ave. Open: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
• Miller Park Community Center, 400 Leisure Lane. Open: Noon to 1 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.
• Old Town Neighborhood Center,4550 Shattalon Drive. Open: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
• Piedmont Park, 1130 E. 29th St. Open: 11 a.m. to noon
• Polo Park Recreation Center, 1850 Polo Road. Open: noon to 1 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.
• Positive Image Performing Arts, 901 Waterworks Road. Open: 9 to 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
• Rupert Bell Neighborhood Center, 1501 Mount Zion Place. Open: Noon to 1 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.
• Salvation Army/International Boys and Girls Club, 2850 New Walkertown Road. Open: 11 to 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 to 3 p.m.
• Salvation Army/Ken Carlson, 2100 Reynolds Park Road. Open: 11 a.m. to noon and 3 to 4 p.m.
• Salvation Army/Washington Park, 1411 S. Broad St., Open: 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
• Sedge Garden Neighborhood Center, 401 Robbins Road. Open: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
• Sims Neighborhood Center, 1201 Alder St. Open: noon to 1 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.
• Sprague Street Community Center, 1350 E. Sprague St. Open: noon to 1 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.
• Anderson Community Center, 2450 Reynolds Park Road. Open: noon to 1 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.
• Winston Lake YMCA, 901 Waterworks Road. Open: 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3:15 to 5:30 p.m.
Child Food Insecurity: The Economic Impact on our Nation
Read this report on the impact of food insecurity and hunger on child health, growth and development commissioned by Feeding America and The ConAgra Foods Foundation
Some of the findings reported are:
Child Hunger is a Health Problem, because hungry children are sick more often and incur developmental impairments that limit their physical, intellectual and emotional development
Child Hunger is an Educational Problem, because hungry children cannot learn as much, as fast, or as well; undernutrition harms their cognitive development during this critical period of rapid brain growth, actually changing the fundamental neurological architecture of the brain and central nervous system. Hungry children have more social and behavioral problems because they feel bad, have less energy for complex social interactions, and cannot adapt as effectively to environmental stresses.
Child Hunger is a Workforce and Job Readiness Problem, becaue workers who experienced hunger as children are not as well prepared physically, mentally, emotionally or socially to perform effectively in the contemporary workforce. Workers who experienced hunger as children create a workforce pool that is less competitive, with lower levels of educational and technical skills, and seriously constrained human capital.