Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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Interim Commissioner Kevin C. Brown’s May 15 letter to families

As this school year draws to a close, I’d like to thank you on behalf of KDE staff and the education profession for your assistance in ensuring Kentucky students continued to learn during the extraordinary circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand the pressures you are facing as you balance caring for children, helping them learn and, in many cases, continuing your own work.

KDE highlights USDA meals for children during COVID-19 school closure

During school building closures due to COVID-19, the Summer Food Service Program and the Seamless Summer Option – which are administered by the Kentucky Department of Education – will provide meals at no cost to children 18 and under. This allows children who may face food insecurity to continue receiving meals while schools are not holding in-person classes.

Summer Food Service Program seeking sponsors to provide meals to children

When school is out for the summer, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Kentucky Department of Education’s Summer Food Service Program helps ensure that children continue to receive nutritious meals to bridge the nutrition gap during these months.

Kentucky making great gains in providing summer meals to children

While participation in the Summer Food Service Program is on the decline nationally, Kentucky’s participation increased in 2018 for the third year in a row, according to a new report from the nonprofit Food Research & Action Center (FRAC).

Kentucky children benefited from more summer meals in 2018

Kentucky Summer Food Service sponsors, along with many partners across the state, are celebrating the increase in the number of summer meals served to children across Kentucky in 2018.

Sponsors sought, training set for Summer Food Service Program

Sponsors are being sought for the 2018 Summer Food Service Program. School districts and nonprofit organizations – including churches and faith-based organizations and government entities – are encouraged to participate as sponsors in the Summer Food Service Program and are invited to attend training.

Summer Food Service Program Summit scheduled

Organizations from around the state will meet on Feb. 13 to discuss ways to alleviate child hunger during the summer months. The Summer Meals Summit will be held from 8:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. ET at the Kentucky Science Center in Louisville.

Free summer meals may have homegrown flavor

Free summer meals served to children across the state may be home grown – at least in part – with new incentives to serve fruits and vegetables produced in the Bluegrass State.

Kentucky Summer Food Service Program kicks off with recognition

The Kentucky Summer Food Service Program is once again making sure students’ stomachs are full even when classrooms are empty.

Summer Food Service Program offers Best Practices Sessions

The Kentucky Department of Education‘s Division of School and Community Nutrition is presenting Summer Food Service Program Best Practices Sessions to school and nonprofit organizations that participate in this federal child nutrition summer meals program.