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Children throughout the tristate area can receive free meals every day this summer.

Children in Flushing, Queens have been receiving free meals every day, courtesy of the Summer Meals Program run by the United States Department of Agriculture.

The New York City-Hunger Free America and the New York City Department of Education (DOE) announced on Friday that three locations in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx will be open seven days a week to offer free food to any child ages 18 years old and younger. The Summer Meals Program strives to minimize child hunger and serve students who are no longer able to consume free meals when school is out.

The Flushing location is P.S. 20 John Bowne at 142-30 Barclay Ave., in addition to P.S. 105 Blythebourne School in Brooklyn and P.S. 306 in the Bronx. At each school, children can eat free meals from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Uber generously transported more than a dozen volunteers from the rally, which was held at P.S. 105 last Friday afternoon, to the Queens and Bronx sites. Also in attendance were representatives of the DOE, CEO Joel Berg of Hunger Free America and children obtaining free meals.

“For most kids, the summer months are a time for rest, relaxation and recuperation for the next school year, but for countless low-income youth, summertime brings hunger and added stress,” Councilman Peter Koo said in Friday’s press release. “Seven-day summer meal service is an important tool in the battle against childhood hunger, and I’d like to thank the Department of Education and Hunger Free America for bringing this important program to our community.

For more information on the Summer Meals Program, visit their website or download the Feed Your Mind mobile app.

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