Jun 02 2017

St. Louis County Begins Summer Food Program Plans to Feed 2,000 Youngsters a Day

The St. Louis County Human Services Department is kicking off its Summer Food Program, providing breakfast and lunch to students through partner agencies such as churches, day camps and community centers. The program, running from June 1 through mid-August, plans to provide 2,000 meals per day.

“Hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation,” County Executive Steve Stenger said. “When school is out, many kids no longer have access to school meals and family budgets are often stretched to the breaking point.”

The free meals are part of a national program funded through the United States Department of Agriculture. St. Louis County’s Department of Human Services will administer the project to ensure proper food gets to the kids who need it during the summer months.

Parents seeking information on where their children can access the program may text “Food” to 877-877; visit www.health.mo.gov/sfsp; or call 888-435-1464.

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