Applications are being accepted for consideration from organizations that wish to become a Summer Food Service Program site. The Summer Food Service Program will operate from Monday, June 11, through Friday, Aug. 10.
The program provides nutritionally balanced lunches and snacks to needy children regardless of race, color, creed, sex, handicap, age or national origin during the summer recess.
Program sites may be public or private facilities, such as community or recreational centers, summer camps, cultural workshops or churches that provide services for children. Selected program sites will receive meals to serve the general public in addition to the children participating in their program.
The Summer Food Service Program is open to children up to age 18 residing in geographical areas where 50 percent or more of the children qualify for free or reduced price meals during the regular school year.
Applications for the Summer Food Service Program can be downloaded from the Miami-Dade County Web portal at www.miamidade.gov/socialservices. Applications must be submitted on or before by 5 p.m. EST on May 25.
For more information about the Summer Food Service Program, contact Rani Panchanathan, Nutrition Services Supervisor at 786-469-4789 or Ruthe White, Nutrition