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VDOE looking for partners for summer food program

The Virginia Department of Education is seeking partners to participate in the commonwealth’s Summer Food Service Program this year to ensure that children have access to nutritious meals during months when school is not in session.The department reimburses approved organizations for meals served and for associated administrative costs. In addition, all participants receive training and technical assistance from VDOE.

The Summer Food Service Program operates at sites such as schools, public housing centers, community centers, playgrounds, camps, parks and churches.

Organizations that may qualify to participate in the program include public and private schools, local governments, public and nonprofit private residential summer camps, and nonprofit faith-based and community-based organizations.

Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, Virginia’s 139 Summer Food Service Program partner organizations served more than 14 million meals to children between June and August last year...

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