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MEDIA CONTACT: Dawn Howard
561-297-0910, dhowar10@fau.edu

FAU Organizes 13th Annual Summer Food Service Program

BOCA RATON, FL (May 9, 2012) – Florida Atlantic University's Weppner Center for Civic Engagement and Service is currently preparing for their annual Summer Food Service Program. The program is 100 percent funded by a grant from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and provides meals for five summer camps in the Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach and Boynton Beach areas during the months of June, July and August.

Nutritionally-balanced meals will be provided to all children, regardless of race, gender, disability, age or national origin, when breakfasts and lunches at school are not available. All children, ages 18 and under and enrolled at the qualifying camp sites, are eligible for meals at no charge. The meals will be served to the public on a first come first serve basis. More than 350 underprivileged campers will benefit from the program this year alone.

The campers participating in this program are youths who receive free or reduced-price school lunches at area public schools during the school year. The summer food program provides relief to underprivileged families when faced with the financial burden of providing their children with adequate daycare and nutrition during the summer months.

There are several camps participating this year, including the G.A.T.E. Salvation Army, Youth Activity Center, Pearl City Cats, West Side Park Recreational Center and Campo Alegre.

For more information, contact Nori Carter at 561-297-3607 or ncarte10@fau.edu.

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 to USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or 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.

 

-FAU-

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