March 06, 2008
Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Department of Education announces the availability of funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the 2008 Summer Food Service Program for Children. This program is intended to assure that children who rely on free and reduced price school meals during the school year continue to have access to nutritious meals during the summer. In 2007, 29 sponsors served 125,320 meals to children at 73 sites in Vermont.
Schools, private non-profit organizations, government entities, and non-profit residential camps are eligible to sponsor the Summer Food Service Program at one or more sites. Sponsors are reimbursed on a per meal basis for meals served to eligible children.
Children 18 and under who are members of food stamp households, receive Reach Up benefits, or meet the income guidelines below are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits.
Contact the Vermont Department of Education at 802-828-5155 for SFSP INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES 2008 and additional information about the Summer Food Service Program
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Contact: Helen Ballard, 828-5155
Source: Department of Education
Last Updated at: March 06, 2008 13:11:50