For Immediate Release: May 19, 2010
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
City of Henderson Sponsoring Summer Food Service Program for Youth
HENDERSON, Nev. – The City of Henderson has received a sponsorship from the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service to host the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program. The program provides breakfast and lunch to youth (ages 2-18) free of charge during the summer at Robert Taylor Elementary School, 144 Westminster Way; Gordon McCaw Elementary School, 57 Lynn Lane; and Edna Hinman Elementary School, 450 Merlayne Dr. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. and lunch from noon to 12:30 p.m., June 7 through Aug. 6.
Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, gender, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
“During the school year, many children in our community depend on free or reduced-price meals. When school is out for the summer, the need is still there but availability is not,” said Kurt Williams, Recreation Services manager, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “The Summer Food Service Program fills a critical niche by ensuring children and teens receive access to meals during the summer. It’s an important service to those in our community who need it most.”
The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administers the nutrition assistance programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The mission of FNS is to provide needy children and families better access to food and a more healthful diet through its food assistance programs and comprehensive nutrition education efforts.
For additional information, contact the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department’s Youth Enrichment office at 702-267-4100.