Summer Food Service Program Helps Reduce Child Hunger in Charlotte
Most children cannot wait for school to let out in June. However, for some parents, when school is out for summer, they worry about where their children will get breakfast or lunch. Starting June 16th, fifty two local Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) will provide breakfast and lunch to feed hungry children in our community. Last summer, over 200,000 breakfasts and 355,000 lunches were served at qualified Summer Food Service Program sites.
Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does a child's need for good nutrition. The Summer Food Service Program provides free, nutritious meals to help children in low-income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow throughout the summer months when they are out of school.
CMS's Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered through the NC Department of Health and Human Services. CMS is reimbursed for the cost of the meals served to eligible children. Children 1-18 receive free meals through the program and all meals meet nutrition standards based on federal guidelines.
For participating Summer Food Service Program sites select 2014 SF Site List on the left of this page or contact Child Nutrition Services at 980-343-6041.
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Select the link below to access the breakfast and lunch menus and the Carbohydrate and Allergen Menu: