FREE SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM FEEDS CHILDREN AND PROVIDES JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

PHOENIX (June 6, 2018) –  This summer, children are enjoying free nutritious meals and snacks created by individuals with disabilities from the Civitan Foundation. Through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), low-income children,18 years and younger, are eligible for the meals at select locations when school is out.

“The Civitan Foundation is honored to be a part of such an important program for our underserved youth in the community,” said Dawn Trapp, CEO of Civitan Foundation, Inc. “Through the Summer Food Service Program, we are not only making a difference in our community, we are also providing valuable career training and employment for people with disabilities.”

Civitan Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization, located in Phoenix, providing statewide high-quality programs that focus on education, nutrition and health, life skills, socialization, job training and employment for people with disabilities.

This summer, Civitan is partnering with several sites in the Phoenix metro area and Williams, Arizona, to offer healthy meals, based on USDA nutrition guidelines. Supervised members of Civitan’s culinary program prepare and deliver the food to locations in north Phoenix, including the Civitan Village at 12635 N. 42nd Street. Meals served in Williams are prepared at Camp Civitan. Contact Civitan Foundation, Inc. for more information and locations.

The SFSP is a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Nutrition Program created to provide free meals to low-income children. It is administered by the Arizona Department of Education. In addition to the funding from the USDA, Civitan Foundation received a grant from the Walmart Foundation to help expand and support its Hunger Relief and Transitional Employment program in 2018.