Bringing healthy summer meals to children ensures kids have a healthy vacation and return to school ready to learn.
Aldine Child Nutrition Services will connect children 18-years-old and younger with healthy Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) meals at no cost to the child beginning June 5, at 18 sites.
SFSP is a U.S. Department of Agriculture nutrition program administered in the Lone Star State by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA). For the children who rely on school meals during the academic year, these meals offer a source of good nutrition when school is out for the long summer vacation.
“Aldine children need good nutrition year-round so they can learn, grow and succeed in life,” said Dani Sheffield, Executive Director for Child Nutrition Services. “With nearly 2 million food insecure children living in Texas, these healthy meals are vital to nourishing young Texans during the summer vacation.”
Specific schools sites can be found on the Child Nutrition website, www.aldinecafe.com. Meal Services times are scheduled by each school site.
Families are encouraged to use these three tools to find a meal site anywhere in the state:
• Call 2-1-1 to speak to a live operator
• Visit www.SummerFood.org for an interactive site locator map
• Text FOODTX to 877877
Summer food program meal sites help children succeed by providing the nourishment they need to return to school in the fall ready to thrive.
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