From June 11 through August 17, 2012, the Allegheny County Department of Human Services will operate the SummerFood program, a free breakfast, lunch and recreation program for children up to 18 years old, as well as eligible individuals with intellectual or physical disabilities 19 years of age and older.
Nutritious meals will be available on weekdays at more than 100 sites throughout Allegheny County. A site supervisor and accompanying staff will be present to ensure the well-being of the children.
For the most current information about the SummerFood program, including site locations, starting dates, meal times and disability eligibility, call toll-free at 1-800-851-3838 or visit the Food Assistance page on the DHS website http://www.alleghenycounty.us/dhs/food.aspx#summerfood .
The number of meals that each site can serve depends upon how the site qualifies to participate in Summer Food. Sites that are located in low-income areas (where at least 50 percent of the children are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals) or that serve primarily low-income children (at least 50 percent of the children enrolled in the program are eligible for free or reduced-price meals) can provide a maximum of two meals a day. Sites serving primarily migrant children can provide three meals a day. Camps also can provide three meals, but are only reimbursed for children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.