Summer food service meeting Thursday | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | February 22, 2017 4:07 pm
The Office of Health and Nutrition will hold an informational meeting on the Summer Food Service Program on Thursday Feb. 23 from 1-3 p.m. at the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market, located at 506 East Washington Street in Walterboro. Registration for this meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m.
This meeting is for individuals or organizations interested in learning more about the Summer Food Service Program. Participants will review: sponsor and site responsibilities; site monitoring; delivery; scheduling; counting and claiming meals; staff training; marketing; and other topics related to the program.
The South Carolina Department of Education’s Office of Health and Nutrition offers the opportunity for local government agencies, school districts, faith-based and private nonprofit organizations to provide summer meals to children by becoming a sponsor or a summer meal site for our Summer Meals Program.
The Department of Education is seeking sponsors and meal sites for its Summer Food Service Program in Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties. Program sponsors can operate meal sites to feed students at various sites such as schools, churches, recreation centers, hospital cafeterias, farmer’s markets, community and migrant centers and other areas in their local community. Sponsors are reimbursed for the approved meals that are served.
This program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the South Carolina Department of Education to serve healthy meals to children during the summer months when school is not in session.
Interested participates should RSVP by Friday Feb. 17 at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Joann Minder at (803) 734-0527. For more information on the Summer Food Service Program, visit http://www.ed.sc.gov/districts-schools/nutrition/usda-summer-food-program/.