Allegheny County food program ensures meals for children in summer
Children in the Fox Chapel Area School District can get two free meals each weekday through the Allegheny County summer food program.
There are no income limitations.
Hosted at Sharpsburg Family Worship Center in Sharpsburg, the program is open to children up to 18 years old.
Already in the first week, 120 children gobbled up 260 meals that included ham sandwiches, fruit and cereal, church director Jamie Horne said.
“It's a great start to the summer and a huge help to our community for kids who normally get breakfast and lunch at school,” Horne said.
Her facility has been hosting the county's breakfast and lunch program for 15 years.
The summer food program is through the Department of Human Services and runs through Aug. 17. Breakfast is available from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the site, 610 Clay Street. The program is available at more than 80 locations throughout the county.
For more, call 1-800-851-3838 or visit www.alleghenycounty.us/dhs/food.aspx