Today, USDA Rural Development Housing Director Pam Anglin recognized MACO Management Co. at Senath Apartments for their participation in the Summer Food Service Program and providing meals to children out of school for the summer.
“School lunches are sometimes the only nutritious, balanced meal that many children receive. When school closes for summer, some children have nowhere else to turn to get a good meal,” Anglin said. “That is why the USDA is so committed to ensuring no child goes hungry during the summer. Without valuable partners like the Kennett School District serving meals and MACO Management providing a location to serve this wouldn’t be possible. We thank these organizations for providing children with nutritious food during the long summer break.”
USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was first created in 1968 as part of a larger pilot program and became a separate program in 1975. It is a federally-funded, state-administered program. The SFSP reimburses providers who serve free healthy meals to children and teens in low-income areas primarily during the summer months when school is not in session.
Kennett Schools and MACO Management Co. will be providing meals five days a week to children 1-18 throughout the summer.
Further information on additional programs is available by visiting the USDA Missouri Rural Development website at http://www.rd.usda.gov/mo. Interested parties may also contact the Dexter Area Office at (573) 624-5939, Ext 4.
USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, has an active portfolio of more than $218 billion in loans and loan guarantees. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America.