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City of Reno provides free meals to youth with Summer Food Program


sfsp_crop-300x107-3724948-3333353CITY OF RENO NEWS RELEASE – The City of Reno has partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the effort to keep children eating healthy while school is out for the summer. Free meals will be provided to all children 18 and under at various locations. There is no income requirement or registration. Students enrolled in City of Reno summer camps will also receive these free meals. The schedule of five food service sites is listed below:

Duncan Elementary School, 1200 Montello Street, June 17 – August 2, 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., and 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Evelyn Mount Northeast Community School, 1301 Valley Road, June 10 – August 9, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., and 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Robinhood Park, Robinhood Drive, June 10 – August 9, 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Pat Baker Park, 1910 Bishop Street, June 10 – August 9, 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Plumas Gym, 475 Monroe Street, June 10 – August 9, 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For more information on participating locations, call (866) 3-HUNGRY or (877) 8-HAMBRE (for Spanish speakers) and a live operator will direct you to the closest site serving free meals. In addition, there is an online map available at www.whyhunger.org/findfood. For additional information on City of Reno sponsored sites or youth camps, please call Alan Roney at 775-334-2262.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free meals, that meet Federal nutrition guidelines, are provided to all children 18 years old and under at approved SFSP sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children. For more information, please click here

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