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Report: Closing the Summer Hunger Gap: 2015 Broome County Summer Food Service Program Assessment

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Report: Closing the Summer Hunger Gap: 2015 Broome County Summer Food Service Program Assessment

The Food and Health Network (FaHN) of South Central New York is a coalition of diverse stakeholders working to build food-secure communities and a sustainable regional food system through collaboration. FaHN covers an eight-county region that includes Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Tioga and Tompkins counties. For a number of years, Hunger Solutions New York has provided FaHN members and sub-committees with information, resources, and analysis regarding SNAP, the Summer Food Service Program, and the National School Lunch Program. 

Working with the Broome County Child Hunger Task Force and many community partners, FaHN conducted the 2015 Summer Food Service Program assessment to understand the barriers that prevent children and families from accessing free summer meals, and develop a collaborative strategy to reach more children in 2016 and beyond. 

According to the newly released report, the number of children receiving free summer meals increased by 51 percent from 2013 to 2015.

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