Sunday, February 20, 2005

Summer food program looking for sponsors

The Mississippi Department of Education is seeking sponsors to operate the 2005 Food Service Program in counties around the state.

The Summer Food Service Program provides nutritious meals to children during summer school vacation periods (usually from May to August). Meals and snacks are served to children in schools, playgrounds and parks. Public or private nonprofit schools; local, municipal or county government; and public or private nonprofit organizations may qualify as sponsors.

Training for new sponsors will take place in Jackson in April. Potential sponsors should contact Lenora Phillips, director of the Technical Assistance Division, Office of Child Nutrition, P.O. Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205; phone (601) 354-7014 or (601) 354-6982; or e-mail lphillips@mde.k12.ms.us.

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