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Summer Food Programs Available for RGV Children

3 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Friday, June 02 2017 Jun 2, 2017 June 02, 2017 3:52 PM June 02, 2017 in News

WESLACO – Students are out of school and some may have difficulty gaining access to a meal. However, there are locations around the Rio Grande Valley offering summer meal programs.

The United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service created a list of locations offering nutritious free meals for children and teens 18 and younger.

USDA gives state agencies funding to administer summer meal programs. But sponsors, such as schools, local government agencies and faith-based and nonprofit organizations, help put them together. The meals are then administered at specific sites that are deemed safe and are supervised.

Related Link: Cameron Co. WIC Offering Children Free Meals

The Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley is offering to sponsor more feeding sites for the summer food service program to help children.

Churches, housing projects or youth programs interested in hosting a feeding site may contact Tracey Perez at (956) 702-4088.

For more information about the summer meal programs visit Summer Food Service Program

People can also text “food” (or “comida” for a reply in Spanish) to 877-877.

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