City of Garland and Fair Housing Services to Sponsor Summer Nutrition Program
The mission of the Summer Nutrition Program (SNP) is to provide healthy, nutritious meals to children in target neighborhoods; to improve access to breakfast and lunch meals during the summer months; and to serve as a meal source for recreation centers, parks, and churches that have organized activities. The program theme is - Promoting the 3E’s of healthy living: Education, Exercise and Eating Right.
According to the Texas Department of Agriculture, nearly 2.3 million children receive free or reduced, nutritionally balanced lunches at school each day under the National School Lunch Program, but only about 12% of these children have access to the Summer Food Service Programs during the summer.
The program provides free nutritious meals to children ages 1-18 and young adults with disabilities when school is out for the summer. The Summer Nutrition Program will run from June 6 to Aug. 5, 2016. Come discover a new way to have fun! No registration or proof of income required.
The City of Garland will sponsor the Children's Summer Nutrition Program in partnership with area churches, recreation centers and apartments. Organizations that are interested in becoming a site host should call 972-205-3300 by March 15, 2016, to discuss program requirements.
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