USDA summer child nutrition program

The Washington Morgan County Community Action Programs announces the sponsorship of the USDA Summer Food Service Program for Children. Free meals will be made available to all children 18 years of age and under or persons over 18 who are determine by a state or local public educational agency to be medically or physically disabled.

For a growing number of children, school lunch and breakfast have become principal meals of the day. The summer nutrition program is an important component of school readiness and an outlet for socialization over the summer for children who are not part of any other structured summer programming.

The program will start June 9 and last until Aug. 15. Reservations for the meals need to be made the day before, by contacting the site. Free, hot meals will be served Monday through Friday at noon at the following sites:

Old New Matamoras Elementary School, 1000 Stover Dr.. New Matamoras, reservation number, (740) 373-3455: John Dodge Park. Beverly, Ohio 45715; reservation number, (740) 373-3455: Trinity United Methodist Church, 98 N. 10th St., McConnelsville; reservation number: (740) 962-6696:

The meals will be provided without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

For further information, please contact Carrie McNamee at 373-3745 or

Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any USDA-related activity should write or call immediately the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th & Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410; (202) 720-5964 (voice or TDD).