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City of Garland 2014 Summer Nutrition Program Begins June 9

The City of Garland Fair Housing Services is gearing up to administer the 19th year of the Summer Nutrition Program. The program will run from June 9, 2014 to August 8, 2014.
 
The Summer Nutrition Program provides free nutritious meals to community children. No registration is required and the one qualifying criteria is to be a child between the ages of one and 18, or a person older than 18 with a documented physical or mental disability that is participating in a school program. Meals will alternate between hot and cold entrees; while cold breakfast is offered at selected sites. The 2014 program is scheduled to have 30 different feeding sites throughout the city. The open sites are located in areas where more than 50 percent of the children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch Program. Most of the sites will offer activities that support the “3 E’s of Healthy Living”, education, exercise, and eating right. The summer activities are designed to exercise the body and stimulate the mind making for an easier transition back into the school year. Click here for a complete list of all the Garland serving sites. 
 
This program is regulated by the Texas Department of Agriculture and they provide information on the dates, serving times, and locations of all the summer food service programs in Texas. Visit Summmerfood.org, call 211 or text FOODTX at 877-877.
 
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For more information, please call Program Coordinator – Pamela Harris at 972-205-3382