For Immediate Release
Feb. 19, 2019
Media Contact: Marci Manley,
DHS Deputy Chief of Communications
DHS Seeking Applicants to Serve as Summer Feeding Sites for Children and Teens
The Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education (DCCECE) is seeking non-profit organizations, schools, camps, and government agencies to apply to serve as summer feeding sites in Arkansas. Applications are due April 30.
“Our goal is to have sites in every county because we know that it can be harder for students to get healthy meals when school is out,” said DCCECE Director Tonya Williams. “Summer feeding sites help bridge that gap so that children don’t go hungry.”
To qualify, applicants need to be financially-viable, administratively capable, and accountable for their programs. They also need to be in an area where at least 50 percent of the student population qualifies for free or reduced school lunches. The application to apply can be found here.
Last year, 494 feeding sites in Arkansas served over 1.1 million meals and snacks.