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2014 Summer Food Service Site Applications Being Accepted

Wednesday April 2, 2014

Media Contacts: Debbie Belt, 574-6587 / 303-6167
Chris Poynter, 574-4546 / 396-2015



2014 Summer Food Service Site Applications
Being Accepted through May 2, 2014

Summer Food Service Sites Provide Meals for Youth at No Cost to Sites



The Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership (CAP), part of the Department of Community Services and Revitalization, is currently taking applications from qualified groups and organizations interested in becoming a 2014 Summer Food Service Program Site. Participating distribution sites may include organizations such as churches, community centers, youth centers, and private or non-profit groups. Applications must be received by CAP by May 2, 2014.

Last year, CAP sponsored approximately 40 sites, and there is a need for more sites this summer. Sites selected have the option of serving breakfast, lunch, or dinner plus a snack to youth ages 1 through 18 (or persons 19 and over who are mentally or physically disabled and participating in a public or private nonprofit school program for the mentally or physically disabled). The program runs from June 9 through August 1, 2014. No food preparation is involved and the meals are provided at no cost to the sites.

“Every year, thousands of Louisville-area children suffer a food shortage when the school year ends. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) helps to fill that need by providing fresh, nutritious meals and snacks to children across the city,” said Virginia Peck, director of Community Services and Revitalization. “Our young people need healthy meals and intellectual stimulation as much when school is out of session as they do during the regular school year.”

Interested organizations must submit a site application form before May 2, 2014. This form may be obtained by contacting Dianne Gooch, Supervisor of the SFSP at 502-574-6082, or by visiting http://www.louisvilleky.gov/CSR/Community+Services/Summer+Food+Service+Program+for+Children.htm.

Site applications will be reviewed and selected based on a number of criteria including the capacity of each site to conduct the proposed meal service for the anticipated number of children expected; the ability of the site to meet state and local public health standards; and the ability of the site to provide adequate refrigeration for the meals.

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) for children is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is a pass through grant from the Kentucky Department of Education. CAP is part of the Department of Community Services and Revitalization and is funded, in part, under a contract with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services with funds from the Community Services Block Grant Act of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For more information, contact CAP at 574-1157 or www.louisvilleky.gov/csr (or TDD available at MetroCall, 574-5000); or Community Action Kentucky at (800) 456-3452.