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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1992 | ANNA CEKOLA
In a sign of the changing times in South County, the Capistrano Unified School District for the first time is sponsoring the federally funded Summer Food Service Program for Children. About 400 children in the poorest parts of San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente will be getting a free lunch each weekday this summer through the program, which was established in 1967.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1993 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They probably didn't have places like Burbank in mind when they designed the program to feed low-income kids. But 25 years after Congress created the Summer Food Service Program, Burbank is serving the free lunches for the first time. It is a vivid illustration, anti-hunger advocates say, of the changing face of poverty in Southern California and the nation. Born during the era of Lyndon B.
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August 16, 1993 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They probably didn't have places like Burbank in mind when they designed it. But 25 years after Congress created the Summer Food Service Program for low-income kids, the city of Burbank is serving the meals for the first time. It is a vivid illustration of the changing face of poverty in Southern California and the nation, anti-hunger advocates say. Born during the era of President Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty, the summer food program faces new challenges.
NEWS
August 16, 1993 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They probably didn't have places like Burbank in mind when they designed it. But 25 years after Congress created the Summer Food Service Program for low-income kids, the city of Burbank is serving the meals for the first time. It is a vivid illustration of the changing face of poverty in Southern California and the nation, anti-hunger advocates say. Born during the era of President Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty, the summer food program faces new challenges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1993 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They probably didn't have places like Burbank in mind when they designed the program to feed low-income kids. But 25 years after Congress created the Summer Food Service Program, Burbank is serving the free lunches for the first time. It is a vivid illustration, anti-hunger advocates say, of the changing face of poverty in Southern California and the nation. Born during the era of Lyndon B.
NEWS
March 23, 1989
Long Beach city officials are trying to find nonprofit agencies that will assist with a summer program to give nutritious free meals to youngsters. The Parks and Recreation Department has applied to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to administer the Summer Food Service Program for children. The program provides meals to youngsters under the age of 18. Private agencies or churches are needed, however, to distribute the food, parks spokeswoman Karen Soma Melkonian said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1999
More than 100 recreation centers throughout Los Angeles are serving lunches to children and young people until school starts again. Sponsored by the Summer Food Service Program for Children and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the program started Monday and continues through Aug. 20. Any child from 1 to 19 is eligible and no identification is required, a spokesman said.
NEWS
July 12, 1990
The Department of Recreation and Community Services is sponsoring a summer food service program for children. Free meals will be made available to participating children under age 19. Children who are members of food stamp households or welfare assistance units are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits at the following sites: Pico Park, 9520 Beverly Blvd.; Rio Hondo Park, 4621 Fir St.; and Pio Pico Recreation Center, 4211 Columbia St.
FOOD
February 9, 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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1999 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR
More than 100 recreation centers throughout Los Angeles--including at least 16 in the San Fernando Valley--will serve healthy, nutritious lunches to students until school starts again. Sponsored by the Summer Food Service Program for Children and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the program started Monday and continues through Aug. 20. Any child or young adult from 1 to 19 is eligible; no identification is required, a spokesman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1992 | ANNA CEKOLA
In a sign of the changing times in South County, the Capistrano Unified School District for the first time is sponsoring the federally funded Summer Food Service Program for Children. About 400 children in the poorest parts of San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente will be getting a free lunch each weekday this summer through the program, which was established in 1967.
NEWS
June 5, 1994
The Southern California Interfaith Hunger Coalition will host an informational meeting Wednesday to increase participation in the Summer Food Service Program for Children. In California, 1.6 million children participate in the school lunch program. But last year only 137,525 children participated in the summer meal program, according to the group.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1995 | ALAN EYERLY
For the fifth summer, youths 18 or younger will be served free meals by the Anaheim Union High School District. Barry Sackin, director of food services for the school district, estimated that 1,000 or more lunches will be served daily through the Summer Food Service Program for Children, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. "The intent is to have nutritious meals available when children do not have access to them in school," Sackin said.
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