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Missouri families can use this online tool to find summer meal plans

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has launched an online map and number to help families find free summer meal programs in the coming months.

The DHSS Summer Food Service program is structured to help families find breakfast, lunch, and even snacks for children in qualifying areas of the state during the summer. During the summer, some children may not have access to free or discounted meals typically provided by their school.

That Interactive map The department’s services enable families with children to find out where they can get the meals they need.

There are a total of 18 centers in Jasper County, 11 in Newton County, six in McDonald County and 10 in Lawrence County.

The food comes from community organizations that serve areas where children congregate, such as schools, churches, parks, and boys and girls clubs. Meals are served to all children (<18) regardless of income. There is no fee and no registration required.

Families without internet access can text “Summer Meals” to 914-342-7744 for a list of areas where meals are served.

For more information see here.

Funding for the Summer Food Service Program is provided by the US Department of Agriculture

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Nate Jones

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