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Liberty School District offers summer food service program

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Children under the age of 18 eat free in July and August 

Summer is an exciting time for children to enjoy playtime with friends, time at summer camp, a family vacation, or afternoons at the pool. But for many children, summer can also mean hunger. Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does a child’s need for good nutrition.

Beginning on July 7th, children aged 18 and younger are eligible to receive lunch free of charge. Meals will be served to any child (who accompanied by an adult) Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Liberty Elementary School cafeteria. The district will also provide lunch each week day to students enrolled in the summer enrichment program at the Liberty Middle School and to the Town of Liberty Parks and Recreation day camp participants at Hanofee Park. There are no income requirements or registration required to enjoy a meal. The program runs until August 15.

This is the second year that Liberty has offered the program, which is offered as a part of the Summer Food Service Program, a federal program sponsored by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service. “We are proud to bring this program back for a second year, and to expand it by adding more sites so that more kids have access,” said Liberty Superintendent Dr. William Silver. “Food insecurity is a very real problem in our community, and hopefully this program will help fill some of the nutritional gaps that some children may experience.”
If you need further information please call Dara Smith at 845-292-5400 ext. 2040.

MORE INFORMATION - Liberty CSD Summer Food sites:
WHERE:
• Liberty Elementary School Cafeteria, (open to all children)
• Liberty Middle School Cafeteria (open to Summer Enrichment Program participants only)
• Town of Liberty Parks and Recreation Summer Camp, Hanofee Park (open to campers only)
WHEN: Monday through Friday
DATES: July 7 through August 15, 2014
TIME: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Visit the National Summer Food Service Program website
Find Free Summer Meals for Children in Your Community:
Call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (en Espanol) and a live operator will tell you where the closest sites serving free, nutritious summer meals are located. Or visit the whyhunger.org website to locate sites using an online map.

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