As summer arrives with its beach outings, BBQs, and fun, it also brings worry for the 65,000 food-insecure kids on Long Island. During the school year, many rely on Free and Reduced Meals, but these programs disappear in Summer, leaving them uncertain about their next meal.
That’s where Long Island Cares steps in with the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). A program dedicated to providing nutritious breakfast and lunch throughout the summer at both camps and open sites to help ensure that low-income children continue to receive meals when school is out of session.
For more information , please contact Kerry Tooker at 631-582-3663 ext. 132 or email [email protected].
Meals will be provided to all children 18 years and under without charge. In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S.Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or(3) email: [email protected] institution is an equal opportunity provider. Persons interested in receiving more information should contact:Long Island Cares, Inc, 10 Davids Dr Hauppauge, NY 11788