Tiger Academy to Offer Free Summer Meals to Help Ensure No Child Goes Hungry When School’s Out

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 15, 2014

TIGER ACADEMY TO OFFER FREE SUMMER MEALS TO HELP ENSURE NO CHILD GOES HUNGRY WHEN SCHOOL’S OUT

Jacksonville, FL – The YMCA’s Tiger Academy will be participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program June 30 – August 1, 2014 to help combat child hunger when school is not in session. Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided free of charge for all children 18 years and younger.

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals during summer break. Free meals that meet federal nutrition guidelines are provided at approved SFSP sites like Tiger Academy, where there are significant concentrations of low-income children.

“Our Summer Food Program will help kids stay well-nourished, active and energized,” said Charles McWhite, Tiger Academy Principal. “It will also provide some relief to families who need support in providing more food when school is out.”

Meals will be served at the following times and location:

Tiger Academy
6079 Bagley Road
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Breakfast:
8:15am – 9:00am

Lunch:
11:30am – 1:00pm

Meals will be provided to children regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin. This program is only approved for geographical areas of need where 50 percent or more of the children qualify for free and reduced-priced meals during the school year.

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Tiger Academy
At Tiger Academy, a free public school, we approach the education of each child with a commitment to helping him or her grow in spirit mind and body. Tiger Academy focuses on rigorous academic standards, character development, personal and social responsibility and strong family involvement, while providing each child with a structured and nurturing learning environment. Through a unique partnership with the Johnson Family YMCA, Tiger Academy’s students enjoy enrichment opportunities and benefit from family support services.

The Y
For more than 100 years, the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast has been providing men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life opportunities to build stronger bonds, live healthy and become more engaged with their communities. Learn more at FirstCoastYMCA.org.

For more information, contact:
Charles McWhite
Principal, Tiger Academy
O 904.309.6840 E cmcwhite@firstcoastymca.org

Mission Statement: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.