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Congressman James McGovern and federal officials to promote USDA Summer Food Service Program in Massachusetts


Source: Masslive.com

By Robert Rizzuto | rrizzuto@repub.com

July 03, 2014

WORCESTER — A multi-stop tour on Monday, July 7 aims to increase awareness about a program instituted by the USDA to help provide free meals to low-income young people across Massachusetts for the summer.

At 7:45 a.m. in Greenfield, U.S. Rep. James McGovern, D-Mass., will be joined by Miranda E. Miranda, the branch chief of the USDA’s Special Nutrition Program; Jon Niedzielski, state director of the USDA’s Farm Service Agency; John Polanowicz, secretary from the Executive Office of Health and Human Services; Stacey Monahan, commissioner of the Mass. Department of Transitional Assistance, state Rep. Paul Mark, D-Peru; and Greenfield Mayor Bill Martin. Starting at the Greenfield YMCA at 451 Main St., the group will discuss the importance of the Summer Food Service Program, before moving on to stops in Athol, Leominster and finishing in Worcester at 12:45 p.m. at the Worcester Public Library.

According to the USDA, there are 920 sites across Massachusetts where young people can get free meals this summer. The entire list of every site that has registered to provide such services is available online here, and organized alphabetically by municipality.