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The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federal funded program that is administered through the Department of Public Instructions (DPI). Caring Hearts of America (CHOA) is a sponsor who has been serving children since June 16, 2012, and has prepared more than 100,000 meals to an estimated 1,300 children in Mecklenburg and Union County.


The SFSP serves children and teens ages 18 and younger in low income areas at no charge during the summer months when school is not in session.


During the school year, many children receive free and reduced -price meals through the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs. When school dismiss for the summer, many children are at risk of hunger. Lack of nutrition during the summer months 

may set up a cycle for poor performance once school begins again and make children more prone to illness and other health issues.

The SFSP is designed to fill that nutrition gap and make sure children get the nutritious meals they need.


Caring Hearts Of America are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

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