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free summer meals available to children

06/13/2008 3:50 PM by

Richmond’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities serves free meals to children between the age of 1 and 18 at more than 120 locations throughout the city from June 16 to Aug. 29 through its participation in the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Meals for Kids Program. Last summer, the department served more than 306,000 free meals to children in the Richmond area.

No registration is required for the meals, and all are absolutely free. To find a location where free meals are being served near you, call 646-5752.

The Summer Meals for Kids Program was created by the USDA to ensure that all children could continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations when they do not have access to school lunch or breakfast. In accordance with federal law and USDA policy, the Summer Meals for Kids are available to all children between the age of 1 and 18 regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC, 20250-9410, or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY).

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