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Program in Lansdowne Ensures Kids Eat Healthy Meals During Summer

The Baltimore Sun—For a group of children at the Lansdowne Police Athletic League (PAL) Center, lunch last week meant turkey, stuffing, roasted potatoes, a slice of orange and milk, all provided free by the Maryland Food Bank.

The Thursday afternoon meal is part of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a federal program established to ensure that children who qualify for the Free and Reduced Price Meals program during the school year continue to get nutritious meals when school is not in session, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) website.

The Maryland Food Bank is one of the organizations in the state that provides meals through the program, said John Shaia, vice president of programs and network relations for the Food Bank, which is based in Halethorpe.

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