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June 15, 2009


Nutritional Development Services Sponsors Summer Food Service Program

Nutritional Development Services (NDS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is sponsoring its annual Summer Food Service Program from June 15th through September 4th. NDS is proud to partner with hundreds of dedicated community leaders to provide a service that truly benefits families and contributes to the health and well-being of children in Philadelphia and the surrounding area. In the summer of 2008, more than 600 sites and 25,000 children participated in the program.

During the Summer Food Service Program, approved sites serving the community are either in a low-income area or serve a group of children, most of whom are considered low-income. Participating sites can offer children lunch and a choice of breakfast or snack. Most Philadelphia and many suburban neighborhoods qualify. To sign up for the Summer Food Service Program, contact Nutritional Development Services at 215-895-3470.

The Summer Food Service Program for children is a federally funded program operated nationally by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

In addition, Nutritional Development Services joins the effort of the Archdiocese to promote peace in our communities. NDS has chosen "Peace" as its summer theme and will sponsor a "Blessing of the Summer" on June 24th at St. Martin of Tours Parish in Northeast Philadelphia. Peace Day activities are also planned for early August.


Editor's Note: For more information on Nutritional Development Services please contact Anne Ayella at 215-895-3486 ext. 717.

Bonnie Olinger
Communications Assistant

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