Today, the Mississippi Department of Education announced a Summer Food Service Program for children will be operated by the following organizations at the sites listed. These organizations may be contacted to find out the starting and ending times of meal service at each site. This program is administered by the Office of Child Nutrition through the Office of Healthy Schools.
The Summer Food Service Program ensures children who had the opportunity to receive a nutritious meal at school during the regular school year are able to do so during the summer months when school is not open. Meals will be served FREE to children 18 years of age and under.
Households of children who attend a residential camp must complete a meal application as well as meet the income guidelines for reduced price meals. The income guidelines for reduced price meals by family size are listed on an attached page. Children who are part of households that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or benefits under the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) are automatically eligible to receive free meals.
In accordance with Federal law and U. S. Department of Agriculture policy, these sponsors are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-6382 (TDD) and 1-800-795-3272 (Voice). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
For more information on the Summer Food Service Program, contact one of the local organizations listed in your county.