Summer Food Service Program 2013 Kick-Off, May 17
WHAT: The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Kick-Off is in celebration of food being available for children during the summer
months. Speakers at the event include Anchorage School District Superintendent Ed Graff, Jo Dawson, State of Alaska Department of
Education and Early Development, Veronica Lietz, State of Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, Holly
Prestegaard, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Michael Miller, ED Food Bank of Alaska and Lynette Ortolano, Executive Director for The
Children’s Lunchbox. A testimonial will also be given by Angela Wilson, a Grandmother whose grandkids participated in the Mountain
View Library SFSP site last summer. At the end of the program, Children’s Meal Mission will serve dinner and immediately following
the meal, kids and adults will be invited to have some fun at activity stations.
WHEN: May 17, 2013
4:00 p.m. – Opening Remarks & Testimonial
4:35 p.m. – Closing Remarks & Dinner served by Children’s Meal Mission
4:45 p.m. – Activity Stations open for kids and adults: Activities include Face Painting (food theme!) Veggie BINGO,
30-second dance party, “Lead the Feed” showcase, Plant a seed (seedlings will eventually be
transplanted to garden in front of building), Bean Jar, Guess the Vegetable, and Crazy Hair.
WHERE: Woodland Park Boys & Girls Club
2300 West 36th Avenue, Anchorage
Food Bank of Alaska believes no one deserves to be hungry. We are dedicated to eliminating hunger in Alaska by obtaining and
distributing food to partner agencies feeding hungry people and by providing anti-hunger leadership. FBA collects edible but nonsalable
food from local manufacturers, food processors, retailers, farmers and fishermen.
Summer Food Service Program provides nutritious meals and snacks to low-income children who are at risk of hunger when school
meals become unavailable during the summer months. The SFSP is funded by the federal government and administered by the Alaska
Department of Education and Early Development. FBA serves as a sponsor for the program, meaning that FBA provides food, training,
oversight, and administrative support for summer food sites. In 2012, Alaska had 160 SFSP sites participate and served 259,804
Boys & Girls Clubs in Alaska offer programs before and after school and during school breaks for youth and teens, 7-18 years old, as
well as athletics and licensed child care programs. Mission is fulfilled through guidance-oriented character development activities
conducted in safe, warm and fun clubhouses by trained, professional staff. Key programs emphasize academic success, good
character & leadership, healthy lifestyles, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation. Learn more about programs and activities
offered by Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska at www.bgcalaska.org or 907-248-5437.
Posted: May 10, 2013