The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) will provide free meals to nearly 12,000 Denver children daily.
More than 20 organizations are sponsoring SFSP sites in the Denver area, including the City and County of Denver, Denver Public Schools, Hunger Free Colorado and Food Bank of the Rockies.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock says their collective efforts will provide healthy food to youth across the city at various Denver Parks and Recreation Centers, schools, libraries, churches and non-profit sites from June 4 through August 24.
The SFSP is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and implemented through local sponsors. This program has grown by more than 60 percent since 2009, and will provide healthy meals every day this summer to an estimated 30,000 children statewide.
For more information about specific SFSP sites, visit www.summerfoodcolorado.org
Our 9Cares Colorado Shares summer food drive on Saturday, June 16, is another way to help families in need.
Learn more by visiting: http://www.9news.com/community/270156/101/9Cares-Colorado-Shares-Summer-Drive
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