Children's Commission Seeks Applications for Summer Lunch Sites

April 16, 2007  

The Jacksonville Children's Commission (JCC) is accepting applications from civic and faith-based organizations interested in serving summer lunches and snacks to children 18 and younger through its Summer Lunch Program. This year's program begins May 29 and ends Aug. 17.

Potential Summer Lunch Program site sponsors must apply by Friday, April 27. Applications are available by visiting the JCC's Web site, www.jaxkids.net (click on “Summer 2007”) or by calling (904) 630-6400.

To qualify as a Summer Lunch Program sponsor, sites must be in an area where there is a school with at least 50 percent of its students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program. Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available.

Each year, the JCC and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) partner to provide nutritious snacks and lunches to more than 12,000 Duval County children each day at no cost to parents through the Summer Lunch Program.

Any Duval County child under the age of 18 can receive a lunch by visiting one of the Summer Lunch sites across the city. A 'Free Lunch Served Here' banner is posted at each site with the meal times indicated. Children do not need to be enrolled at the site (for example, if it is a club, etc.) to receive a lunch or snack - they just need to show up during meal times.

For more information, call the Jacksonville Children's Commission at (904) 630-6400.

Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any USDA-related activity should write or call immediately to:

USDA

Director, Office of Civil Rights

Room 326-W

Whitten Building

14th & Independence Ave. S.W.

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(202) 720-5964 (voice or TDD)

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.



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