Summer family nutrition program available
June 9, 2010 at 1:09 a.m.
SUMMER FAMILY NUTRITION PROGRAM
First United Methodist Church 601 S. Second St., Seadrift 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 23, July 28, August 25, September 22
First Baptist Church 527 North Lake St., Eagle Lake 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9
CAMAL House 118 W. Main St., Cuero 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21
Goliad Food Pantry 611 End St., Goliad 9 to 11 a.m., June 24, July 22, August 26, September 23
G.C.A.M. Food Pantry 708 St. Louis St., Gonzales 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15
Helping Hands of Jackson County 324 E. Main St., Edna 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 22, July 27, August 24, September 28
First Baptist Church 202 Dunn St., Yoakum 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10
Good Samaritan Ministries 711 Commerce, Refugio 1 to 3 p.m., June 24, July 22, August 26, September 23
Harvest House 2204 Nichols St., Bay City 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 28, July 26, August 23, September 27
Food Bank of the Golden Crescent 3809 East Rio Grande St., Victoria 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 25, July 23, August 27, September 24
Just Do It Now, Inc. 1619 Martin Luther King Blvd., Wharton 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17
FOR MORE INFORMATION
To learn more about the Summer Family Nutrition Program contact the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent at 361-578-0591.
The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent is offering a summer family nutrition program.
Eligible families will receive monthly assistance of up to 50 pounds of food, as well as nutrition education materials once a month for four months.
To be eligible for the program, families must have at least one child 18 years old or younger, make less than the federal poverty line and be in need of assistance.
The program targets families with children who are struggling in the recession and are having difficulty putting enough nutritious food on the table, according to a news release from the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent.
Families must pre-qualify through their local agency before receiving the assistance, said Dennis Brown, food bank executive director.
The program provides healthy food to families when school is out and children do not have access to nutritionally-regulated school meals.
Those who qualify for food stamps, free or reduced school lunches, receive Medicaid or other federal benefits may also qualify for this program.
One in five Texas children is medically obese, and one in five Texas children live in a household facing hunger. Texas ranks number one in child hunger nationally, according to the news release.
The local food bank is partnering with the Texas Food Bank Network to offer the program made possible by funding from the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act.