Trenton Special School District to Host Seamless Summer Meals Program Kickoff Event to feature former Tennessee Titan George WilsonWhen: Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Where: Trenton Elementary School, 811 South College Street, Trenton, TN 38382 Who: Trenton Mayor Ricky Jackson, Trenton Special School District officials, former Tennessee Titans safety and Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, Inc. (SUDIA) spokesperson George Wilson, U.S. Department of Agriculture representatives, and Fuel Up to Play 60/SUDIA representatives Trenton, Tennessee – The Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, Inc. (SUDIA) and Fuel Up to Play 60 will join the Trenton Special School District in hosting a kickoff for its Seamless Summer Meals Program. The event will take place June 1, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Trenton Elementary School, located at 811 South College Street, Trenton, TN 38382. Joining the summer meals kickoff will be: former Tennessee Titans safety George Wilson, a SUDIA spokesperson and current Tennessee Titans sports analyst; Trenton Mayor Ricky Jackson; and representatives of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Southeast Division. The event will include fun physical fitness activities as well as discussions about nutrition and healthy eating. The Seamless Summer Meal Program, part of the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), ensures low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. This summer, USDA plans to serve more than 200 million free meals to children 18 years and under at approved SFSP sites. According to SUDIA Manager of School Health and Wellness Joan Benton, this is the second year the City of Trenton has participated in the Summer Food Service Program. The Seamless Summer Meals Program will help address the food insecurity that one out of five children in the U.S. face, she said. “Hunger is a real problem all-year round,” said Benton. “When school lets out for the summer, many families who rely on school meals encounter a food shortage. Programs like this make it possible for less-fortunate children to receive the same great nutrition as others.” “Students need proper nutrition all year in order to excel in school and other activities,” Benton added. “We are glad to be a part of this event. Hunger is a barrier for children, but it is a removable barrier. The more people help address food insecurity issues, the more our children will succeed.” For more information about the Summer Food Service Program, visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/summer-food-serviceprogram. For more about Fuel Up to Play 60, visit: www.fueluptoplay60.com.
Trenton (TN) Special School District to Seamless Summer Meals Kickoff
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 30, 2017 For more information, contact: Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, Inc. Contact: Joel Hall – [email protected] - (470) 226-3005