The Greenwich Public Schools announces its participation in the federally funded Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).
This year, the program is offered at Glenville School and is available to all students attending summer school at Glenville School.
According to endhungerct.org, summer meals are free, nutritious meals and snacks that are provided to kids and teens, 18 years of age and younger throughout the summer when school is out. Summer meals meet federal nutrition guidelines and are comprised of milk, fruits, vegetables, grains and meat or another protein.
To locate an open site in your area, please call 203-625-7499 for more information.
The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. According to the website, “It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day.”
The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946.
About 7.1 million children participated in the NSLP in its first year.
Since then, the program has reached millions of children nationwide: 1970: 22.4 million children; 1980: 26.6 million children; 1990: 21.1 million children; 2000: 27.3 million children; 2010: 31.8 million children; and 2016: 30.4 million children.