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EdAdvance Seeking Volunteers to Raise Awareness about the Free Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

June 13th, 2018

This summer, EdAdvance will again participate in the federally-funded Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with local schools and community organizations to provide free meals to children when school is out for the summer. There are no income or registration requirements to receive summer meals. 

Free summer meals will be available at the following Torrington locations to anyone age 18 or younger: 
Coe Park, Coe Place
Vogel School, 68 Church Street
William L. Besse Pool, 277 Winthrop Street
Woodland Hills Apartments, 330 Highland Avenue
EdAdvance, in partnership with End Hunger Connecticut and Connecticut State Department of Education, is seeking volunteers to participate in Torrington’s Blitz Day, a day of community outreach dedicated to increasing awareness about the availability of free summer meals. In Torrington, Blitz Day will be held on Wednesday, June 20th from 3 PM to 6 PM.  Volunteers should meet at Coe Park, 101 Litchfield Street, where they will receive tote bags with a supply of outreach materials to spread the word across the community. Volunteers can sign up to participate in person that day or in advance by visiting www.endhungerct.org or www.ctsummermeals.org

In addition, the Winchester Public Schools will host the Summer Food Service Program in Winsted. A separate Blitz Day is scheduled in Winsted on Monday, June 18th from 3 PM to 6 PM at the Gaylord Tiffany Building at 75 Rowley Street. Volunteers are needed for this event as well. 

Free summer meals will be available at the following Winchester locations to anyone age 18 or younger: 
Gaylord-Tiffany Building, 75 Rowley Street
Litchfield Heights Apartments, 15 Mountain View Terrace

About USDA Summer Food Service Programs
USDA Summer Food Service Programs (SFSP) were created in 1968, to ensure that children in low-income areas receive free nutritious meals during summer months when school is not in session. The program is administered at the federal level by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services (FNS). Learn more at www.fns.usda.gov.

About Food Services at EdAdvance
Food Services at EdAdvance is a professional food service management program specializing in providing healthy school meals for students in grades K-12 in the Torrington, Winchester, New Hartford, and Region 7 School Districts. Food Services works collaboratively with the State Department of Education Office of Child Nutrition and implements School Lunch Programs, Breakfast Programs, After School Snack Programs, and Special Milk Programs as well as the Summer Food Service Program.

For more information about EdAdvance’s Food Services Programs contact, Becky Tyrrell, EdAdvance Director of Food Services, tyrrell@edadvance.org or 860-567-0863.  

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