USDA offering meals to low-income children in summer food program

In this Sept. 20, 2011 photo, lunch is served at Northeast Elementary Magnet in Danville, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WAVY) — The USDA is planning on serving more 200 million free meals to children for the summer.

The department’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) helps to ensure that low income children ages 18 or younger continuing to get meals when school is not in session.

The USDA says it is planning on serving the meals at approved SFSP sites.

There are several sites in the Hampton Roads area that are in the program, including 25 within 8 miles of Norfolk.

To find a location near you, visit the USDA’s website.

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