No kid goes hungry at Brandon House thanks to the USDA Summer Food Service Program
May 20-26, 2019
Less than 15 percent of children who qualify for free or reduced-priced school lunches in Arkansas are getting the same high-quality meals in the summer. Children shouldn’t go hungry just because school is out. Unfortunately, children are at a higher risk for food insecurity during the summer when they lose access to school meals, threatening to harm their cognitive and physical development. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) can bridge the hunger gap by providing free, nutritious meals to kids. The program is 100 percent federally funded and covers the cost of up to three nutritious meals and snacks a day for children.
What is the SFSP?
The SFSP provides free summer meals to eligible kids age 18 and younger. Federal funding is made available to Brandon House to provide meals and snacks to children during the summer months, beginning June 3 – Aug. 16 when school is not in session.
Brandon House Cultural & Performing Arts Center will help families save money and stretch their already tight food budgets. Food served is healthy and follows USDA nutrition guidelines. The Brandon House site is a fun, safe place for kids and teens to be active and visit with friends. No application or proof of income is needed. Parents and guardians can simply bring their children to Brandon House. We offer fun learning, recreational, arts-based, enriching activities in a safe, supervised environment. To find out the type of activities offered and serving times, call Brandon House at 501-725-5757.
Non-discrimination Statement: In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Source: Arkansas Department of Human Services
Less than 15 percent of children who qualify for free or reduced-priced school lunches in Arkansas are getting the same high-quality meals in the summer. Through federal funding, Little Rock’s Brandon House provides meals and snacks to children in the summer. (Photo provided)