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Organizations are Asked to Sign Up to Feed Children this Summer

Larry Jacobsen

Organizations are needed to feed children in Missouri who would otherwise go hungry during the summer months.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services wants organizations, such as schools, faith-based groups, campus, private and nonprofit agencies and local government entities to apply to be part of the Summer Food Service Program.  

The program provides nutritious meals to children under age 18 during the summer when school breakfast and lunch programs aren’t available.

Organizations that are part of the program are reimbursed for meals they serve to children who are at risk of not having enough to eat.  The sites must be in areas where at least half of the children are eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals.

DHSS will accept applications for anyone wanting to participate in the program March 1 through 15.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.