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For Immediate Release:
June 03, 2013

Media Contact:
W. David Allison

Miami-Dade Community Action and Human Services Department to provide meals for children during the summer recess

Nutritionally balanced meals will be served to thousands of children daily.

(MIAMI, June 3, 2013) – The Miami-Dade Community Action and Human Services Department (CAHSD) will be providing meals to children at program sites throughout Miami-Dade County, as part of the 2013 Summer Food Service Program funded through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The Program will operate from June 10, 2013 through August 16, 2013.  Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless of income, race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available.  All children 18 years old and younger are eligible for meals at no cost. It is the policy of Miami-Dade County that all children will be served without discrimination. The program sites are only approved in geographical areas where 50 percent or more of the children qualify for free and reduced price meals during the school year.

Program sites are located throughout Miami-Dade County in recreational centers, summer camps, churches, and community based organizations that provide services to children during the summer recess. A list of the participating distribution sites is available to be downloaded from the Miami-Dade County web portal at

For additional information about the Summer Food Service Program, please contact Ruthe White at (786) 469-4692 or Rani Panchanathan at (786) 469-4789.

Who:              Miami-Dade Community Action and Human Services Department

What:             Providing meals through the Summer Food Service Program

When:            June 10, 2013 – August 16, 2013

Where:           Various locations throughout Miami-Dade County

In accordance with Federal law, and US Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. It is the policy of Miami Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 
For sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices or materials in accessible format,
please contact the department at (786) 469-4682.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the
Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).  
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


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