Summer Food Program Kick Off in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — There are some children in the St. Louis area that their only nutritious meal of the day comes at school, but what happens when school is out.

The St. Louis Department of Human Services is again sponsoring the summer meal program, “School’s Out Cafe” to make sure children will be fed now that school is over.

The director of the St. Louis’ Department of Human Services, Bill Seidhoff, says “(the program) severed something over 207,000 meals last summer and that includes both lunch and breakfast.”

This summer, the program is anticipating serving more than 4,000 children.

Any child living in St. Louis city under the age of 18 is eligible for food program.

Every summer meal site will be identified by a “School’s Out Café” yard sign. Meal site locations can be found on the City of St. Louis website. Or call the Dept. of Human Services, Youth Nutrition office at (314) 657-1695.

Seidhoff says those sites also offer summer programs for the kids to give them constructive activities during the summer months.

The funding comes from the USDA, the same agency that provides school lunches for those living in poverty. The program runs through August 10th at over 100 sites.

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