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Academy Provides Food for Summer Program
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Academy Provides Food for Summer Program

The switch from year-round to nine month school has put hundreds of kids in the valley in jeopardy of going hungry.

Community centers, YMCA's and other groups have offered free meals through out the summer as part of the Summer Food Service Program. Now the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas is also helping. The academy is offering hot food to kids in need at Doolittle Community Center. 

The academy is a non-profit training partnership between the culinary union, the bartenders union and several major hotels along the Strip. The food is prepared and packaged using new compostable and biodegradable containers. The facility piloted a program of free, hot food at the Freedom School at Rainbow Dreams Academy and this week expanded it to bring food to the community center.

The Summer Food Service Program is a federal program administered by Nevada's Department of Education that provides free, nutritious meals to children in need.

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