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Children’s summer food service program begins June 8 in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 28, 2015) – Louisville Metro Department of Community Services is once again participating in the Summer Food Service Program for children beginning Monday, June 8, 2015.  There are 15 sites across Louisville that will serve a combination of two of the following meals — breakfast, lunch and a snack — to all children (ages 1-18), free of charge.

Meals provided are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. The free meal service runs through Friday, July 31, 2015. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:

Please click here for 2015 Summer Food Service Program Open Site Listing.

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session.  Federally funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) with a pass through grant from the Kentucky Department of Education, the SFSP reimburses organizations, like Community Services, that sponsor eligible sites.

“Our goal is to ensure that children in our community receive well-balanced, nutritious meals during the summer months so they return to school ready-to learn,” said Katina Whitlock, director of Community Services.

For more information regarding site locations and meal service times, visit (put in link) or contact MetroCall at 311, or Community Services at (502) 574-1157.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write or call immediately: USDA Director, Office of Adjudication 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410.

Call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice).  Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).   USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Louisville Metro Community Service (CS) is one of more than 1,000 sites in Kentucky that provide almost 2 million meals and snacks to Kentucky children annually through the SFSP. For more information about other sponsors and serving sites in the Louisville area and across the state, call the National Hunger Hotline (1-866-348-6479) or visit www.whyhunger.org/findfood.  Community Services’ project is also funded, in part, under a contract with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services with funds from the Community Services Block Grant Act of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.