The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is looking for organizations throughout the state to help feed thousands of children who otherwise would go without meals during the summer months when school is not in session.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is looking for organizations throughout the state to help feed thousands of children who otherwise would go without meals during the summer months when school is not in session.
The Summer Food Service Program reimburses organizations for meals they serve to children who are at risk of not having enough to eat. The program provides nutritious meals to children under age 18 during the summer months when school breakfast and lunch programs are not operating.
Organizations eligible to participate in the program include schools, faith-based organizations, camps, private nonprofit agencies and local government entities. The sites are required to be in areas where at least half of the children are eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals.
The state department administers the federally funded program. The department will accept applications through May 16 to participate. Organizations interested in becoming sponsors are required to attend training.
More information about the Summer Food Service Program is available at www.health.mo.gov/sfsp, at (888) 435-1464 or through RELAY MISSOURI for the Hearing and Speech Impaired at (800) 735-2966. Potential sponsors may write to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Summer Food Service Program, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102.