|Friendly Center to sponsor MENU program|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Tuesday, 10 September 2013 08:25|
TOLEDO - The Friendly Center is sponsoring a program is help combat hunger in the community. That program known as MENU is part of the U.S. Congress' Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), which provides federal funds to nonresidential child and adult day care facilities to serve nutritious meals and snacks to participants.
The purpose of CACFP is to improve the health and eating habits of participants enrolled in nonresidential child care centers, day care homes, and adult day care centers. Congress created the program in response to the need for sound nutrition for children in economically depressed areas. It has grown to include the provision of meals to children in most all child care settings as well as adults in adult day care environments.
Where does the public come in? In the coming weeks the Friendly Center will be launching MENU throughout the area and is looking to join forces with new program providers.
For more information on the benefits of being a provider and just how to get involved and help The Friendly Center stop hunger in our streets, call (419) 243-1289 or visit www.friendly-center.org. The center is also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/fc.toledo
The Friendly Center is a nonprofit serving Toledo by collaborating with a wide variety of groups.
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