Kids Eat Free This Summer

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Worried about how to stretch your food budget now that the kids are out of school?  The Summer Food Service Program is here to help!

Community Action Planning Council and Watertown City School District are the Jefferson County sponsors for the Summer Food Service Program, a program that provides nutritious meals and snacks to children during the summer months when school meals are not available.  Beginning June 27 through August 19, summer meals will be served at 33 sites throughout Jefferson County.  Click here for full list of sites.  Each site offers free meals that meet federal nutrition guidelines to all children 18 years old and under (up to age 21 if disabled).

Meals won’t be the only thing served up at Community Action Planning Council.  We are also hosting a Summer Activities Program for youth in partnership with the YMCA’s Project Strong.  The activity program will be offered July 5 through August 19 and is open to school-aged children.  Lunch will be served 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, after which children will engage in a variety of games, activities and crafts, followed by an afternoon snack served 3:00 to 3:30 PM.

Two Girls Enjoying LunchThe Summer Food Service Program is funded by the US Department of Agriculture with local promotional support from the Nutrition Outreach and Education Program at Community Action Planning Council.   Last summer, 21,812 meals and snacks were provided to local children at the 22 sites sponsored by Community Action Planning Council.  For more information about the Summer Food Service Program, call 315. 782.4900, extension 222.

Golfing for Community Action Helps Kids Look and Feel Their Best

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When kids look and feel their best, they have more confidence and are better prepared to learn and excel in school.  Community Action is encouraging support from the local community to ensure that children of low-income families have the supplies they need to look and feel their best in preparation for a new school year.  The agency is hosting a golf tournament to raise in support of personal care items, such as shampoo, hairbrushes/combs, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, gift certificates for haircuts, and feminine hygiene products.

Team BlakeGolfing for Community Action will be held on August 12 at Watertown Golf Club, located at historic Thompson Park.  The tournament will be played in 4-person captain and crew format.  Registration begins at noon, followed by a shotgun start at 1 PM.  The cost is $75 per person ($300 per team) which includes greens fees, cart rental, and a buffet dinner.  Tickets are available for dinner only at a cost of $25 per person.  The event includes a hole-in-one competition featuring a $10,000 prize and numerous contests and prize drawings.

A number of local businesses are showing their support through sponsorship, including Benefit Services Group, the event’s major sponsor.  Sponsorship opportunities are still available, starting at $200 for a tee sponsor which includes signage at the event.  Community members are invited to register a team, donate a prize, or promote their products/services with one of several different sponsorship options.

Click here for sponsorship information.
Click here for team registration.

For more information, please contact Dawn Cole at 315.782.4900, ext. 250.

Let’s ensure that all children have the tools they need to feel good about themselves – and to be successful!