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Kingsport City Schools to provide free meals during summer to children younger than 18

Marybeth McLain, contributor • May 24, 2013 at 4:57 PM

KINGSPORT -– Kingsport City Schools Student Nutrition Services department has partnered with the U.S. Department of Human Services to provide a free summer feeding program located at John Sevier Middle School, 1200 Wateree St., Kingsport.The 2013 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is administered in Tennessee by the Department of Human Services under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Meals will be provided to all children without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.Free meals will be served Monday through Friday from Tuesday, May 28, through Friday, July 19, to all children younger than 18. There are no income requirements to participate in this summer program.Any child younger than 18 will be served a free meal during serving times.

Breakfast will be served from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Lunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Children wishing to participate should enter Sevier Middle School at the main office. No meals will be served on weekends or on July 4-5.Other summer feeding sites are Palmer Center, V.O. Dobbins Center, Andrew Johnson Elementary, John F. Kennedy Elementary, Abraham Lincoln, Elementary, Theodore Roosevelt Elementary, Ross N. Robinson Middle School, Cora Cox Academy, Dobyns-Bennett High School, Girls Inc., Lynn View Community Center, and the following apartment complexes Lee, Cloud, Beason Well, Miller Village, Stone Crest and Walker Rosa.Any person who believe he or she has been discriminated against in any USDA-related activity should write or call immediately to: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720.5964.For more information on the free summer feeding program or anticipated meal times for the additional sites, contact Andria Ball, student nutrition services assistant at (423) 378.2113. You can also download the flyer on www.k12k.com by clicking “2013 Summer Camps, Activities & Opportunities!”

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