Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today announced that the City of Pittsburgh’s Summer Food Service Program will begin on Mon., June 20.
“This very important program gives essential nutrition to our City’s young people,” Ravenstahl said. “Last year, children enjoyed more than 200,000 healthy meals during the summer vacation months. This year, we’re excited to expand the number of sites to include our new spray parks located in Troy Hill and Beechview.”
The program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Pennsylvania Department of Education, serves healthy breakfasts, lunches, and snacks on a first come, first serve basis to all children up to 18 years old, as well as mentally disabled individuals up to 21 years old.
The nine-week program will continue weekdays through Fri., Aug. 19, at more than 100 sites throughout the City. Larger sites will operate all summer long, while smaller and part-time sites will operate on modified schedules. For specific locations and hours of operation, call Citiparks at 412-244-3911 or visit Citiparks’ Summer Food Service Program website for more information.