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June 2014 News News page Archive

Kids at the New Matamoras summer feeding site take
part in a water relay to cool down on a hot day.
WMCAP Hosts USDA Summer Food Service Program and Partners to Provide Weekend Meals

The Washington Morgan County Community Action Program announces the sponsorship of the USDA Summer Food Service Program for Children. Free meals will be made available to all children 18 years of age and under or persons over 18 who are determine by a state or local public educational agency to be medically or physically disabled.

For a growing number of children, school lunch and breakfast have become principal meals of the day. During the summer months, these meals are not available and children go hungry. Studies show that children who do not receive proper nutrition over summer months begin school six months behind their peers. The summer nutrition program is an important component of school readiness and an outlet for socialization over the summer for children who are not part of any other structured summer programming..

The program will start June 9 and last until August 15. Reservations for the meals need to be made the day before by contacting the site. Free, hot meals will be served Monday through Friday at noon at the following sites:

Old New Matamoras Elementary School
1000 Stover Dr.
New Matamoras, OH
Reservation Number: (740) 373-3455

John Dodge Park
Beverly, OH 45715
Reservation Number: (740) 373-3455

Trinity United Methodist Church

98 N. 10th St.
McConnelsville, OH
Reservation Number: (740) 962-6696

Children who attend a summer feeding site on Friday will receive a weekend "backpack" containing 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners to take home. This is a partnership of the Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, the Ohio Department of Education and Ohio's foodbanks that will partner with Summer Food Service Program sponsors, including Washington-Morgan Community Action.

For further information, please contact Carrie McNamee at 740-373-3745 or

Washington-Morgan Community Action Washington and Morgan Counties, Ohio

218 Putnam Street, Marietta, OH 45750 (740) 373-3745
50 W. Third Street, PO Box 398, Malta, OH 43758
(740) 962-3827