The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) has been going on at Cortland Junior Senior High School, all elementary schools, and three park locations (Suggett, Dexter, and Randall) this year from July 5 and will run through August 17. The SFSP serves up free, healthy meals for kids and teens at favorite summertime places throughout the Cortland community. Anyone ages 18 and under can drop by when breakfast, lunch, or snacks are served – no sign-up or paperwork is needed. All kids and teens are welcome.
Wava Bush, Cook Manager for the Cortland Enlarged City School District said, “the summer meal program has been going well at the high school. Students that are in the BOCES Regional Summer School have benefited greatly by getting free breakfast and lunch and students from the community have been coming in as well.” Cortland student Tahlik Dennis has been enjoying lunch with some of his friends this week. He said that “he thinks the food is great and he likes that he does not have to worry about remembering to bring money or the added stress with spending money.”
SFSP is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the New York State Education Department. In past years, the program has served over 200 million free meals across the country over the summer months, with over 6,000 meals served throughout the Cortland community.
Let summer meals help the children of the Cortland community eat healthy and stay active. For more information on the program, visit SummerMealsNY.org