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July 25, 2001


For the fourth year in a row, the Summer Food Service Program of Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will serve more than one million meals to Philadelphia area children. Each summer, the Summer Food Service Program provides nutritious meals and lessons about healthy eating to thousands of children. The one millionth meal will be served

Friday, July 27, 2001
11:00 a.m. (Lunch served until 12:00 p.m.)
Salvation Army
3150 North Mascher Street

The Salvation Army is one of approximately 600 sites throughout the Philadelphia area served by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Summer Food Service Program. Other sites include camps, bible schools and enrichment programs. 72 of these sites are new locations in summer 2001.

The Summer Food Service Program started on Monday, June 18, 2001 and runs until August 31, 2001. Recipients are typically ages four to twelve. They receive either breakfast, lunch or a snack. The meals typically consist of sandwiches, milk and fresh fruit.

Healthy, nutritious meals are the goal of The Summer Food Service Program and teaching children about nutrition is a focus in the summer of 2001. There will be educational programs offered by Nutritional Development Services at approximately 100 of the sites to help children understand the benefits of proper nutrition.

The Summer Food Service Program serves children of all denominations; approximately 90% of the children are non-Catholic. This program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and is sponsored in the Philadelphia area by Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Department of Recreation and the Philadelphia Housing Authority.


Donna Farrell
Broadcast and Media Specialist

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