USDA offering summer meals for low income kids

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Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:09 am

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- School's almost out for the summer, so that means the Summer Food Service Program is kicking off once again.

This year, organizers are trying to raise awareness and get everyone in need enrolled.

It's an initiative through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, giving free meals - that meet federal guidelines - to low income kids under 18.

In 2010, more than 20 million kids across the country got a free or reduced lunch, but less than 3 million of them signed up for the free summer food.

You can enroll in this year's Summer Food Service Program in a few ways:

- Call (866) 3-HUNGRY; that's (866) 348-6479

- Text "FOOD" to 877-877

- Visit state sites to find sponsored sites to pick-up meals. In Florida, click here, and in Georgia, click here. 

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