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Seamless Summer Feeding Program serves more than 300,000 meals to low-income students

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According to the Charleston County School District, the Seamless Summer Feeding Program (SSFP) allows schools to provide free summer meals in low-income areas during the traditional summer vacation periods.

The program is an extension of the National School Lunch Program, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Free breakfast and lunch meals that meet Federal nutrition guidelines are provided to all children at nine approved SSFP sites in Charleston, North Charleston, Hollywood, James Island, Johns Island and McClellanville.

It begins lasts Monday-Friday June 10 to August 9.

The district said, "all children 18 years of age and under who come to an approved open site, restricted open site, or to an eligible enrolled site may receive meals. A person 19 years of age and over who has a mental or physical disability (as determined by a State or local educational agency) and participates during the school year in a public or private non-profit school program may also receive meals."

Last year the district says it served more than 300,000 meals.

To learn more about the program and how to help: click here.

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