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Published: Thursday, 9/19/2013 - Updated: 12 months ago

After-school program to getmore food aid

BLADE STAFF

A program to serve thousands of meals at after-school programs in Toledo is expanding.

The Children’s Hunger Alliance, ProMedica, and others have joined in Toledo’s Afterschool Meal Program, which will serve more than 75,000 meals at sponsored events, an increase of 20,000 meals over last year. The alliance has added 10 sites — from 33 to 43 — to the places it delivers meals.

Children’s Hunger Alliance runs similar programs in other cities through the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program, in neighborhoods where 50 percent of families qualify for subsidized meals.

More than 70 percent of Toledo Public School students qualify for free or reduced-price lunches.

After-school programs that want meals served should contact Devon Fay, coordinator of the Children’s Hunger Alliance Afterschool Meal Program at 419-291-8252, or DFay@Childrenshungeralliance.org.



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