Free feeding sites announced for Atlantic City youth

ATLANTIC CITY- Eight free feeding sites were announced in the city for children on Wednesday morning.

The program begins Aug. 1 and runs until Aug. 28. The program is funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and meals are served throughout the week at eight of the city's churches, including Second Baptist Church, where the announcement was made.

The Summer Food Service Program was first created as part of a larger pilot program in 1968 and became a separate program in 1975.

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This is the first year the program has opened feeding sites in Atlantic City, organizers said. The program has served over 600 lunches, snacks and dinners daily, according to a news release.

The program received local assistance from the Casino Association of New Jersey, Atlantic City Council, Fellowship of Churches, Atlantic City Board of Education, Sysco Foods and Snap-Ed Program Rutgers University.

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I have been a reporter with the Press since January 2007. I am a recent recipient of a fellowship through the American Society of News Editors Minority Leadership Institute. I am a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and a graduate student.

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