Tag: USDA

Free Summer Meal Program for Kids and Teens in Full Swing

Big Bear, CA, June 22, 2016 – Bear Valley Unified School District is sponsoring a program which provides free lunch for all children and teens, 18 and younger, all summer long. Funded by the USDA, the Summer Food Service Program reimburses providers, like BVUSD, who serve healthy meals to children and teens in lower income areas when school is not in session. The program, being held at both Big Bear Elementary and Baldwin Lane Elementary, Monday through Friday from 11 am to 12:30 pm, has already begun and will run through July 29. Any child in the Big Bear...

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Free Lunch for Kids All Summer Long

Big Bear, CA, May 24, 2016 – Learning and good nutrition does not end when school lets out.  The USDA Summer Food Service Program helps provide nutritious meals to children so they are better fueled with healthy food to learn and grow. The SFSP is a federally-funded, state-administered program. The Summer Meals Program reimburses providers who serve free healthy meals to children and teens in low-income areas during the summer months when school is not in session.  State agencies administer the program and communicate with USDA. Sponsors enter into agreements with State agencies to run the program. Bear Valley Unified School...

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Grant Awarded To Discovery Center’s Nature Explore Classroom

Fawnskin, CA, March 26, 2012, noon – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the USDA’s continuing commitment to get kids outdoors and connected to the natural world around them with $1 million in cost-share funding from the US Forest Service to enhance children’s programs in 18 states. Some of the Forest Service grant funding will be distributed to the agency’s More Kids in the Woods and Children’s Forests program which includes activities and programs designed to spark curiosity about nature and promote learning. One of the More Kids in the Woods grants is $25,000 awarded to the Big Bear Discovery Center’s Nature Explore Classroom. The project will engage underserved youth of non-traditional and diverse backgrounds. Workshops will be designed through a partnership with the San Bernardino National Forest Association. Once implemented, the classroom will provide formal environmental education programs for 2,000 students and reach up to 250,000 visitors annually. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31433.mp3|titles=Discovery Center...

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