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News Release - Join In The Colorado Campaign To End Childhood Hunger

Jan. 31, 2011

News Release

Join In The Colorado Campaign To End Childhood Hunger By Participating In The Summer Food Service Program

The Colorado Department of Education’s Nutrition Office is seeking sponsors to operate the 2011 Summer Food Service Program. The Summer Food Service Program was established to ensure that children in low-income areas 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 of age and under at approved sites.

The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. You may qualify to be a sponsor if you are;

  • A public or private non-profit school food authority;
  • A public or private non-profit residential camp;
  • A public or private college or university participating in the National Youth Sports Program;
  • A unit of local, county, municipal, state or federal government;
  • Any other type of private non-profit organization.

If you would like more information on being a sponsor in the Summer Food Service Program, contact Connie Harlow at 303-866-6661 or complete the Prospective SFSP Sponsor Information Form located at http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdenutritran/nutrisummer.htm.

In the summer of 2010, the program served more than 970,000 meals at over 300 locations across the state.

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; USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call 800-795-3272 (voice) or 202-720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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