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Summer Food Service Begins at Six District Sites

July 5, 2006 – The 2006 Summer Food Service Program, sponsored by the V.I. Department of Education, begins June 26 and operates through Aug. 4. It provides free meals for all children up to 18 years of age. A person 19 years of age and over who has a mental or physical disability (as determined by a state or local educational agency) and who participates in during the school year in a public or private non-profit school program (established for the mentally ill or physically disabled) is also eligible to receive meals.
"Parents are encouraged to send their children to any of our six district sites for a free breakfast, lunch or snack," according to a press release from St. Thomas-St. John District Director for the School Lunch Program, Elva Richards-Huggins.
The six sites are: Julius E. Sprauve School, Gladys Abraham and Joseph Gomez Elementary Schools, Addelita Cancryn Junior High and Bertha C. Boschulte Middle Schools, and the Charlotte Amalie High School.
Administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture at a national level, the SFSP reimburses local sponsors (public or private non-profit organizations) for meals served at approved feeding sites in low-income areas.
For more information, contact the School Lunch Office at 774-8070.

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