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Free Food to Accompany Fun At Local Parks
By Ashley Nash, Sentinel Intern
Published July 26, 2012

The Summer Food Service Program plan to provide one healthy meal a day for local children.

Now, this summer, kids can have fun and free food at their local park. On Monday, June 11, The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks posted a report that the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) will be providing free lunches between June 25 and August 10 at 100 parks (or recreation centers) throughout the city of Los Angeles. The Summer Food Service Program carries the goal of ensuring that children, ages one to 18, who are currently out of school (for summer vacation), receive at least one healthy meal a day.

Funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the SFSP will have a “positive impact on the lives of more than 5,500 children across Los Angeles everyday who partake in the program”, as stated by the General Manager of the Department of Recreation & Parks, Jon Kirk Mukri. With so many children in our community attending Crenshaw, Dorsey, Audubon and the like, it would be beneficial to research and determine exactly which locations we can patronize. So be sure to conduct your investigation(s), gather family members and friends to attend the commendable action of SFSP and the City of Los Angeles.

Some locations nearby are the following: Baldwin Hills Recreation Center at 5401 Highlight Place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Jim Gilliam Recreation Center at 4000 S. La Brea Avenue from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., and Martin Luther King Jr. Therapeutic Recreation Center at 3916 S. Western 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more information, visit the Official Website of the City of Los Angeles.


Categories: Crenshaw & Around

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