Communities In Schools of Nevada to Provide Free Meals to Kids Through Summer Food Service Program
Communities In Schools of Nevada (CISN) is proud to serve as two host sites of the Summer Food Service Program where free meals and snacks will be available to students from June 24 to August 9. Spearheaded locally by Three Square Food Bank in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the annual child hunger prevention program will stretch throughout the valley in 40 sites as CISN serves meals at two locations, the Archie Grant Center for Academic Excellence and the Marble Manor Community Center.
“This program is vital to our local students who rely on school breakfast and lunch throughout the academic year,” said Diane Fearon, chief executive officer or CISN. “It’s truly a testament of collaborative efforts when organizations can join together to solve issues like childhood hunger.”
The community centers will be open for the summer offering a variety of programs and tutor sessions to help students carry on their academic excellence. Breakfast will be offered in the morning and lunch will be provided in the afternoon, which will include fresh fruits and vegetables and nutritious nonperishable items purchased in partnership with Three Square.
Meals and/or snacks will be served to all children free of charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, gender or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. The USDA prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability.
For additional information on CISN, visit www.cisnevada.org.