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Colorado Now Offers Free Summer Food Program For Children

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Kids get free food during the announcement at Curtis Park on Monday (credit: CBS)

Kids get free food during the announcement at Curtis Park on Monday (credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4) – Nearly 12,000 children in Denver and thousands more across the state will get nutritious meals this summer from a free summer food program.

Denver launched the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Monday at Curtis Park.

Denver Schools teamed up with the city, Revolution Food and the Food Bank of the Rockies to feed the children.

“This program is really, really vital for kids in the summer when hunger doesn’t take a summer break,” Janie Giantosos with the Food Bank of the Rockies said.

“Summer break is a time when many of Denver’s children have limited access to healthy and nutritious foods,” Mayor Michael Hancock said. “This collaborative program will help ensure our most vulnerable children are receiving consistent meals throughout the summer months.”

The program is open to all children. They don’t have to register and there’s no proof of income required.

Denver has 90 sites at various parks, schools, recreation centers, libraries and nonprofit organizations, including churches.

LINK: Find Denver’s SFSP sites

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