MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – The Alabama Department of Education’s Child Nutrition Program has expanded its Break for a Plate website to showcase the state’s wide range of feeding initiatives.
According to ALSDE, the updated website helps showcase the initiatives, helping to bridge the gap between Alabamians and the food they need. Previously, the website focused only on the summer dining program. The new website promotes all state programs. It provides overviews of each program, who is eligible and how to participate.
“With one in four families in Alabama living with food difficulties and nearly 60% of public school children in the state eating free or reduced-price school meals, there was a real need for more information. to help the residents of our state,” ALSDE said. Child Nutrition Director Angelice Lowe.
Some of the Break for a Plate initiatives include:
- Community Food/Food Distribution, which provides emergency food assistance to low-income Americans as well as complementary foods to seniors;
- Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), which primarily provides meals to children and adults in child care centres;
- National School Meals Programs (NSLPs), which encompass breakfast, lunch, after-school snack, milk, and fresh fruit and vegetable programmes;
- Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which provides two free meals to any child 18 and under each day during the summer months when school is not in session.
To learn more about Break for a Plate initiatives, call (334) 694-4656. You will also find details of www.BreakforaPlate.com.
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