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To Be Well Read... You Must Be Well Fed

Hunger Resources

To Be Well Read... You Must Be Well Fed

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally funded program that enables qualified organizations - including public libraries - to serve free meals to children and teens in low-income areas. The SFSP is administered by the United States Department of Agriculture and the New York State Education Department. From helping to raise community awareness, providing space to sponsors, or serving snacks or meals to enhance your own programming, there are a variety of meaningful ways you could consider being part of this essential and underutilized child nutrition program. 

The attached resources are part of our statewide partnerships with the NYSED Summer Reading at New York Libraries Program and the New York Library Association

Topics - Hunger Resources: 
General Child Nutrition, Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
Included Resources
To Be Well Read... You Must Be Well Fed
This resource fact sheet shares practical tips for ways in which libraries can get involved.
Webinar For Libraries Thinking About Connecting With Summer Meals
Listen to Libraries and Partners Describe their Best Practices and Learnings
This nationally recorded event highlighted how libraries in NYS and across the country have added value to their summer programming with summer meals.
New York Library Association article
This article was published in NYLA's Feb 2016 eBulletin, distributed to librarians and library staff statewide.
List of Libraries serving as Summer Meals sites in 2016
See how libraries across the state are serving summer meals; this list includes type of meal/snack served, days of service, and their sponsoring organization.
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