Applications for the 2012 Summer Food Service Program are now being accepted.
According to the New York State Education Department this applies to any public or non-public, non-profit school food authorities; all local, county, municipal, or state governmental entities; Indian tribal territories, migrant programs; non-profit agencies and camps interested and eligible in sponsoring a Summer Food Service Program.
The program was established to help low-income children, 18 and younger, to get meals when schools are not in session.
According to a statement, nearly 380,000 free meals are served daily to New York State children through the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program. This summer, the program will go from June 18 to Sept. 3, 2012.