Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Free Summer Meals for Children, Youth at 900 Sites in New Mexico

New Mexico will receive more than $7 million in funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 2016 for the annual free Summer Food Service Program for Children.

The program, administered at the federal level by USDA and at the state level by the Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD), is  expected to deliver about 3 million meals about 900 sites around the state. Read article in Albuquerque Journal

Under the program, USDA allocates federal funds to a state agency (in our case, CYFD), which uses the money to reimburse eligible organizations for the meals that are served to children and youth.

Use  this online tool (including a map and a search mechanism) to find  sites in New Mexico that offer nutritious meals to children and youth, ages 1 to 18, during the summer months.

City governments in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County also set up listings of these same sites within their jurisdictions.

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