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Summer Food Program Provides Low-Income Kids Free Meals

COLUMBUS (Dominique Mondon) -- The Summer Food Service Program provides kids free nutritionally balanced meals and snacks throughout the summer months. Meals are often provided in conjunction with recreational and educational activities.

Mayor Michael Coleman says, “We’re going to follow the idea of young people eating well, eating nutritious foods, foods that will make you grow up and be strong.”The program serves meals to 120,000 children at nearly 1,500 sites across Ohio during the summer.

The Summer Food Service Program provides free lunches to anyone under the age of 18. Those with disabilities enrolled in an education program may participate in the program through the age of 21.

The summer kickoff event took place Thursday at Feddersen Recreation Center and the program will run through August 16.

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