Mayor Frank G. Jackson Announces After School Snack Program

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CLEVELAND - Mayor Frank G. Jackson is pleased to announce a new city-wide after school snack program for Cleveland's young residents eighteen years of age and younger.

Youngsters are invited to visit any of the City's twenty-two recreation centers from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. each Monday through Friday for a snack typically consisting of fruit or cookies, and juice.

Mayor Jackson wants to make sure that all Cleveland families are aware of the snack program. "We know that many of our youngsters rely on school meals to meet their daily nutritional needs," said Mayor Jackson. "At the end of the school day, many of these young people are ready for a good snack and the City is happy to address this need."

The After School Snack Program is funded through the United States Department of Agriculture's Child and Adult Care Food Program. There is no cost to children and their families.

The program will continue through June 11 and will resume when school reopens next fall. For more information, Cleveland families can call or visit their neighborhood recreation center or call Cleveland's Division of Recreation at (216)664-2561.

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