(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- The Tennessee Department of Human Services is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and local agencies throughout the state to get the 2012 Summer Food Service Program started, the Clarksville Online reports.
The kick-off event was hosted by DHS and the East Tennessee Human Resource Agency on Thursday at the Seymour Boys and Girls Club in Sevier County. The SFSP, authorized and funded by Congress, provides free meals and snacks to children when school is out for the summer. The program is intended to help insure that low-income children have an opportunity to receive nutritious meals in the summer months.
Last year, 57 sponsors served over 2.7 million meals at more than 1,500 locations across the state in low-income areas.
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