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Summer Food Service

As the end of the school year approaches, many teachers and students are filled with anticipation of the long, care free summer days to come.

Summer Calendar

No more early mornings. No more classes. No more homework. No more tests. However, for many students, the end of summer also signals the end to guaranteed meals on a regular basis. When school is out for summer vacation, millions of children across the nation lose access to the free and reduced-price meals they depend on during the school year.

Food that’s in, when school is out

The Summer Food Service Program, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), aims to fill that gap, providing children with free, healthy meals during the summer months when school is not in session and when many children often face missing meals and lack of proper nutrition. More than 21 million children receive free and reduced-price meals during the school year, but only 17% of these children participate in the Summer Food Service Program.

During the summer, the Food Bank partners with more than 60 feeding sites throughout Genesee and Saginaw counties to help keep young people nourished and healthy. As a sponsor of the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), the Food Bank distributes more than 80,000 meals through daily deliveries to each location during the summer. Breakfast and lunch are provided daily by the Food Bank, as well as kid friendly treats.

We don’t stop there—the Food Bank also strives to provide healthy snacks in our “Summer Take-Home Nutrition” bags. They are offered to every site and are for children to take home and enjoy over the weekend. The bags contain precut veggies, fresh fruit, granola bars, milk and 100% juice. Since its inception in 2011, the Food Bank has distributed over 75,000 nutrition bags.

The Food Bank is currently recruiting sites to serve meals this summer.

Sites can be churches, organizations, housing complexes, or schools, and must be located in an area where more than 50 percent of the students receive free or reduced lunches. The sites must also serve no less than 20 children per day. The 2017 program runs from June 19th until August 31st.

For more information regarding the Summer Food Service Program or to discuss becoming a site, please contact Jenna Yuhase at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan by phone: 810-396-0216 or email jyuhase@feedingamerica.org.

Discrimination Policy
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Calendar of Scheduled Summer Food Service

Site NameAddressCityZipStart dateEnd dateDays of OperationBreakfast TimeLunch/Supper TimeSnack Time
African Drum and Dance755 S Saginaw StreetFlint485026/19/177/28/17M-TH9:00-9:30am12:00-12:30pm
Asbury United Methodist Church1653 Davison Rd.Flint485066/19/178/31/17M-F8:30-9:30am12:00-1:00pm
Bethel United Methodist Church1309 BallengerFlint485096/19/178/31/17M-F8:00-9:00am12:00-1:00pm
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint3701 N Averill AveFlint485066/19/178/18/17M-F12:30-1:30pm3:00-4:00pm
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint-PEAK1261 W Bristol RoadFlint485076/19/178/18/17M-TH12:30-1:30pm3:00-4:00pm
Breakthrough Ministries of Jesus Christ413 W. Russell AveFlint485056/26/177/28/17M-F9:00-10:00am12:00-1:00pm
Bristol Court Apartments1051 Bristol Court DriveMt Morris484586/19/178/31/17M-F11:30-11:50am
Calvary UMC2111 Flushing RoadFlint485046/26/178/31/17M-TH12:00-1:00pm3:00-3:30pm
Carman Park3375 Van Campen RoadFlint485076/28/178/18/17M-F1:30-1:50pm
Christ Image Community Church708 W. Genesee AveSaginaw486026/20/178/30/17T-TH12:30-1:30pm2:30-3:00pm
Church of God2422 FordneySaginaw486016/19/178/31/17M, T, W, F11:00am-12:00pm1:00-2:00pm
Church Without Walls6202 Dupont StreetFlint485056/19/178/31/17M-F2:10-2:30pm
City of Light CDC310 S JeffersonSaginaw486076/19/178/25/17M-F9:30-10:30am12:00-1:00pm
COFY - Community Outreach for family & youth1015 E. Carpenter Rd.Flint485056/19/178/18/17M-F9:00-9:45am12:15-1:00pm
Creekwood Apartments - Landmark Realty Properties8150 Creekwood DriveDavison484236/19/178/31/17M-F3:30-3:50pm
Doyle/Ryder Elementary School (FCS)1040 Saginaw St.Flint485037/23/178/31/17F until 7/24 then M-F1:30-1:50pm
Durant-Tuuri-Mott Elementary (FCS)1518 University AvenueFlint485047/23/178/31/17F until 7/24 then M-F10:50-11:10am
Dye Elementary (CA)1174 Graham RoadFlint485326/12/178/18/17M-F8:00-8:30am11:45am-12:15pm
Eisenhower Elementary School (FCS)1235 Pershing St.Flint485037/23/178/31/17F until 7/24 then M-F2:10-2:30pm
Fairhaven Seventh Day Adeventist Church1379 Louis AveFlint485056/19/178/31/17M-F12:00pm-1:00pm
Faith United Methodist Church2266 W. Coldwater Rd.Flint485056/19/178/31/17M-F12:10-12:30pm
First Ward Community Service1410 N 12th streetSaginaw486076/19/178/10/17M-TH9:00-9:45am12:00-12:30pm
Flint PAL 2201 Forest Hill AveFlint485046/19/178/31/17M-F8:00-9:00am12:00-1:00pm
Food Bank of Eastern Michigan2300 Lapeer RoadFlint485036/26/178/31/17M-F10:00am-10:15am12:00pm-12:30pm
Freeman Elementary (FCS)4001 Ogema Ave.Flint485076/30/177/28/17F until 7/17 then M-F2:10-2:30pm
Genesee County Hispanic Lationo Collaborative "La Placita"1509 E. Court StreetFlint485036/26/178/25/17M-F9:00-9:30am12:00-1:00pm
Genesee District Library - Beecher1386 Coldwater RoadFlint485056/19/178/3/17M-TH12:50-1:10pm
Genesee District Library - Headquarters4195 W Pasadena AveFlint485046/19/178/3/17M-TH1:30-1:50pm
Genesee Haas Elementary7374 N. Genesee Road Flint48437 6/19/17 8/3/17M-Th8:30-9:00am 12:00 – 12:30pm
GISD-Career Institute5081 Torrey RoadFlint485076/19/178/10/17M-TH8:00-8:30am11:30am-12:30pm
Greater Galilee Baptist Church4418 Industrial DriveFlint485056/27/178/29/17T5:30-6:00pm7:00-7:15pm
Greater Holy Temple-R.L. Jones Community Outreach Center6702 N Dort HwyFlint485056/26/178/25/17M-F9:00-10:00am12:00-1:00pm
Greater Renaissance Missionary Baptist Church1535 S Warren AveSaginaw486016/19/178/31/17M-F9:00-10:00am12:00-1:00pm
Greater Solid Rock MBC605 Meade StreetSaginaw486036/19/178/31/17M-F12:00-1:00pm3:00-4:00pm
Hispanic Technology and Community Center2101 Lewis St.Flint485066/19/178/31/17M-F12:50-1:10pm
Holmes/Brownell (FCS)6602 Oxley DriveFlint485047/23/178/31/17F until 7/24 then M-F12:50-1:10pm
Howard Estates801 Floral ParkFlint485066/19/178/31/17M-F12:00-12:30pm12:45-1:00pm
Insight Health and Fitness Center 4500 S. Saginaw StreetFlint48507 6/26/17 8/18/17 M-F 11:00-12:00pm1:30 – 2pm
Madison Academy6170 Torrey Road Flint 486507 7/17/17 8/10/17 M-Th 7:30 – 8:00am 1:00-1:30pm
Mt. Olive Institutional Missionary Baptist Church1114 N. Sixth StreetSaginaw486026/19/178/31/17M-F9:00-10:00am12:00-1:00pm
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church12741 East Rd.Burt484178/7/178/18/17M-F5:00-6:00pm7:30-7:45pm
Neithercut Elementary School (FCS)2010 Crestbrook Ln.Flint485077/23/178/31/17F until 7/24 then M-F12:50-1:10pm
New Heart United Methodist Church1802 W Michigan AveSaginaw486426/19/178/31/17W and F12:00-1:00pm
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church1721 Tuscola StSaginaw486016/26/177/21/17M-F11:30am-12:30pm12:30-1:00pm
New Standard2040 W. CarpenterFlint485057/10/178/3/17M-TH8:45-9:20am12:00-12:45pm
North End Soup Kitchen2316 W Coldwater RoadFlint485056/26/178/4/17M-F8:30-9:30am12:00-1pm
Northwestern/ALA High School (FCS)G-2138 Carpenter RdFlint485057/23/178/31/17F until 7/24 then M-F10:50-11:10am
Now Ministries1200 Stocker AveFlint48503 6/27/17 8/31/17 T-Th 12:45-1:15pm1:30 -2:00pm
Pierce Elementary School (FCS)1101 W. Vernon Dr.Flint485037/23/178/31/17F until 7/24 then M-F11:30-11:50am
Potter Elementary School (FCS)2500 N. Averill Ave.Flint485067/23/178/31/17F until 7/24 then M-F10:50-11:10am
Prayer Garden COGIC3918 Fleming RoadFlint485046/20/178/30/17M-TH1:30-2:00pm4:00-4:15pm
Redstone Townhomes A and D, LLC3526 Stonegate DriveFlint485076/19/178/31/17M-F2:50-3:10pm
Saginaw Community Action Committee, Inc.1443 E Genesee RoadSaginaw486016/19/178/17/17M-TH9:00-10:00am12:00-1:00pm
Salvation Army-Beecher1475 Coldwater RoadFlint485056/16/178/12/17M-F8:30-9:30am11:30am-12:30pm
Salvation Army-Saginaw2030 N Carolina StreetSaginaw486026/19/178/18/17M-F9:00-9:30am12:00-12:30pm
Sherwill Community Association2305B Williamson RoadSaginaw486016/20/178/15/17M-W12:00-1:00pm1:30-1:45pm
Southwestern Classical Academy (FCS)1420 W. 12th StreetFlint485076/19/178/31/17M-F2:50-3:10pm
Stalker3329 Burnell AveFlint485046/28/178/18/17M-F11:30-11:50am
State Street United Methodist Church3617 MackinawSaginaw486026/19/178/31/17M-F12:00-1:00pm1:30-2:00pm
Summerfield1360 Milbourne AveFlint485046/28/178/18/17M-F12:10-12:30pm
The Bridge MinistriesG3326 Corunna RoadFlint485326/19/178/25/17M-F8:00-9:00am12:00-1:00pm
The Elated Flute Foundation742 Neubert AveFlint485076/19/178/31/17M-F12:10-12:30pm
Veterans of Now608 W Court StreetFlint485036/19/178/31/17M-F1:30-1:50pm
Victorious Believers 1624 S. Outer DriveSaginaw48601 6/26/17 8/25/17 M-F9:00 – 9:30am12:30-1:30pm
YMCA of Saginaw1915 Fordney StSaginaw486016/19/178/18/17M-F11:30am-12:30pm

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Your gift will aid in the efforts to relieve childhood hunger. Your donations in support of the program is the single best way to help the cause. You can also get involved with your local community schools and help bring the program to your local district. You may volunteer your services to help stuff backpacks during the school day.