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Summer meal program provides for low income families

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ALBANY, N.Y. – Some local non-profit agencies are making sure children stay healthy during the summer by offering well balanced meals.

The “Summer Meals” program aims to help the families of children who receive free or reduced price lunches.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan said it’s an important program for the more than 30 percent of families in the city who are currently in poverty and many more who are just above the line.

“Most of our families who have access to food during the school year find themselves in a real challenge trying to make up for those meals in the summer time,” she said.

Children don’t have to be in summer school to get the meals. Over 100 meal sites across the Capital Region are offering the free meals as well as a chance for children and teens to socialize and participate in physical activities.

 

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