Summer food tours planned for Newberry

Staff Report

Staff Report

NEWBERRY COUNTY — Nance Forest Apartments will host a parade at 11:30 a.m. July 19 to showcase their site as a part of the Newberry County Summer Food Service Program Tour.

Youth from two Newberry summer food service program sites will showcase their artwork, unite in a community youth chorus, and speak about their appreciation for the program.

The Summer Food Service Program is a USDA program that provides up to two free meals for youth ages 18 years old and younger. Last year only 1 in 5 youth participated in the program.

End Child Hunger SC and its partners have come together to host the first annual summer food service program for the Midlands.

The purpose of the tour is to raise awareness about the summer food service program, provide an opportunity for youth to meet key members of the community, and develop community advocates of the summer food service program.

A representative from USDA will visit all tour locations Tuesday through Thursday.

Representatives will visit Prosperity Depot from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 18. This year is the first year a summer food program has been held at this site.

Representatives will visit Wise Street Park from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 20. The summer camp is being hosted by the Newberry Literacy Council.

The Whitmire Community Building will be the site of a tour from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. July 20 and the Newberry Grant Homes Community will be the site of a tour from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. July 21 at the Clara D. Wertz Activity Center.

Families can find a summer food service program site near them by calling 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE or visit

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