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U.S. Food Program Is Seeking Applications

February 09, 1989

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for sponsors of this year's Summer Food Service Program for Children. Sponsors receive cash reimbursement for providing a nonprofit food service for children 18 or younger in low income areas during school vacations. Participation is open to public or nonprofit schools, residential camps, Indian tribal governments, and units of local, municipal, county or state government.

Possible sites will serve areas where at least 50% of the children are eligible for free or reduced-price school lunches. All residential camps may participate. Residential camps and sponsors serving migrant workers' children are eligible to serve up to four meals per day. Other eligible sponsors may serve lunches, lunches and breakfasts, or lunches and snacks. Meals must meet USDA meal patterns. Sponsors prepare their own meals or purchase them from a school district or food service management company. Sponsors keep cost and meal count records for reimbursement claims.

Eligibility for the program is without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap. For more information, address correspondence to: USDA, Food and Nutrition Service, 550 Kearny Street, Room 400, San Francisco.

Food service management companies in California interested in participating in the 1989 Summer Food Service Program for children must register with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Registration applications may be obtained by contacting the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, Child Nutrition Programs, 550 Kearny St., Room 400, San Francisco, Calif. 94108; (415) 556-7227. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is March 15. Small and/or minority-owned businesses are encouraged to apply.

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