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Announcing the “Food, Fun and Sun” Contest Finalists! Now Open for Public Vote, You Decide the Winners!

Thank you to all of the USDA Summer Food Service Programs that submitted an entry into the “Food, Fun, and Sun” Summer Food Service Program Story and Photo Contest!  The competition was extremely tough as we had over 100 contest submissions representing programs in over 40 States!  The first round of judging is complete.  We are thrilled to present to you the four contest finalists in each of the four categories.

Finalists in the Creative Category:
Catholic Charities Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Greater Chicago Food Depository (Chicago, IL)
Hunger Free Heartland (Omaha, NE)
Kinsley Library (Kinsley, KS)

Finalists in the Older Children Category:
Boys and Girls Club of Ada County (Boise, ID)
East Boston YMCA (Boston, MA)
The Griffin Center (East St. Louis, IL)
TREE Foundation (Forth Worth, TX)

Finalists in the Rural Category:
Food for People (Eureka, CA)
Running Strong (Eagle Butte, SD)
West Sioux School (Hawarden, IA)
West Tallahatchie School District (Webb, MS)

Finalists in the Volunteers Category:
Food bank of Delaware (Newark, DE)
Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
Schenectady Inner City Ministry (Schenectady, NY)
Youth & Family Services (Rapid City, SD)

A participant enjoys an apple fresh from the tree during a Boys and Girls Club field trip to a local farm.

A participant enjoys an apple fresh from the tree during a Boys and Girls Club field trip to a local farm.

The “Food, Fun, and Sun” Summer Food Service Program Story and Photo contest is now ready for you!  The public will decide the winner for each category.  Please visit the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Summer Food Service Program Contest Site to view all of the finalists’ stories.  Then vote for your favorite!

Public voting is now open and will close Friday, September 23 at 5:00pm EST.  Only one vote allowed per person, per category.

Don’t miss your chance to vote for your favorite stories!

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