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Free food available to low-income kids this summer

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Free meals and snacks will again be available this summer for low-income children in Tennessee.

The Department of Human Services contracts annually with several local agencies that sponsor the preparation, delivery and serving of the food to children at approved sites.

Last year, 58 sponsors served more than 2.6 million meals at 1,500 sites statewide. Locations included parks, playgrounds, recreation centers, schools, churches, camps, housing projects and other places accessible to needy children.

Officials will host a summer kickoff event Thursday in Jackson to mark the beginning of this year's Summer Food Service Program, which is funded by Congress.

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