Food Bank partners with national food program

Community Harvest provides food for low-income senior citizens
Community Harvest provides food for low-income senior citizens

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc. announced a partnership sponsoring the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), a national policy for providing free and reduced- price meals to children and adults in care institutions.

The program hopes to improve the diets of young children and increase the opportunity for children to eat a variety of nutritious foods.  Each meal and snack served meets the standards established by the United States Department of Agriculture.

Meals are available to enrolled participants at nine locations in Fort Wayne:

    • Fairfield Boys & Girls Club
      2609 Fairfield Ave.
      Fort Wayne, IN 46807
      Supper from 4-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
    • Brook Mill Boys & Girls Club
      2957 Millbrook Dr.
      Fort Wayne, IN 46802
      Supper from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
    • McCormick Boys & Girls Club
      3005 McCormick St.
      Fort Wayne, IN 46803
      Supper from 4-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
    • Fellowship Boys & Girls Club
      2536 East Tillman Rd.
      Fort Wayne, IN 46816
      Supper 4-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
    • McMillen Park Community Center
      3901 Abbot St.
      Fort Wayne, IN 46806
      Supper 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
    • Weisser Park Youth Center
      802 Eckart St.
      Fort Wayne, IN 46806
      Supper 4-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
    • Jennings Recreation Center
      1330 McCullock St.
      Fort Wayne, IN 46803
      Supper 5-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
    • Jennings-Cooper Community Center
      2300 Clinton St.
      Fort Wayne, IN 46806
      Supper 4-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
    • Euell A. Wilson Center
      1512 Oxford St.
      Fort Wayne, IN 46808
      Supper 4-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Children who are members of households that receive TRANF or Food Stamp benefits, are Head Start participants or are foster children are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits.

The program is sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Indiana Department of Education, Division of School and Community Nutrition Programs.

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