Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (NDS) sponsored its annual Blessing of the Summer to kick off its Summer Meals Program. Monsignor Daniel Sullivan, President of the NDS Board, presided over the blessing at Holy Redeemer School on Thursday, June 25, 2015.
The Summer Meals Program is federally funded and operated nationally by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. This year the NDS Summer Meals Program runs from June 15th through August 28th.
Last summer, NDS worked with 450 sites and served 779,016 meals throughout the Philadelphia region. NDS partners with dedicated community leaders to provide service to families and contribute to the health and well-being of children in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas.
Holy Redeemer School is one of the over 400 summer sites that will partner with NDS this year in providing a healthy meal to children. Participating sites offer children lunch and a choice of breakfast or a snack. Most Philadelphia and many suburban neighborhoods qualify for the program.
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