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Tennessee’s DHS has announced their 2010 summer food program


Local agencies to offer feeding sites

Nashville – The Tennessee Department of Human Services is looking for non-profit and local government agencies to help feed low-income children this summer.   The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is designed to provide healthy, nutritious meals to needy children during summer vacation.  The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides funding for the program, which is specifically designed for children who depend upon school lunch and breakfast programs and whose nutritional needs may be greater when schools are closed.

DHS contracts annually with a variety of local agencies (“sponsors”) to prepare, deliver and serve free meals and snacks to children at approved locations (“sites”) in low income areas.  In 2009, fifty-five sponsors operated the program at 1,582 feeding sites across Tennessee.  These sites included parks, playgrounds, recreation centers, schools, colleges, churches, camps, and other places accessible to needy children. «Read the rest of this article»

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The Tennnessee House GOP Review


The House GOP Review is a weekly feature that gives Tennesseans an in-depth look at what our Republican state legislators have been working on this week, and a glimpse into what’s planned for the coming week at our state house. This week’s highlights:

  • Charter Schools
  • SJR 127 (Abortion)
  • Crime
  • Swine Flu

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