Tulsa: Summer Cafe Federally Funded Program Feeds ALL Children 18 and Under 2 Meals a Day

There is no qualifying, and no proof needed that your parents cannot afford to feed you breakfast and lunch during the months of June and July in Tulsa, Oklahoma. According to local news sources, 85 percent of the Tulsa Public School children won’t eat if the feds don’t feed them. How Tulsa knows that 85 percent of our children are not properly fed when children needn’t qualify for free food is unknown. And the good news for the area is that children 18 and younger from all around – maybe from other states – who would know, can come to the various ‘Summer Cafes.’ The Bixby School system, the Union School System, the Jenks School System – just come on in. We’re dishing it out.

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, Oklahoma

If you’re not planning on stopping by for the goodies, Tulsa Public Schools is sad:

Tulsa Public Schools has been participating in this federally funded program for over 30 years but unfortunately the program is little known despite all of the wonderful benefits it has provided to our community through mutiple Tulsa locations.

During the school year, 84% or every 4 out of 5 students in Tulsa schools are reliant upon free or reduced price meals to assure they receive the nutrition they need. Ever wondered what those same kids do for food during the summer? Sadly the answer to that question is often to go hungry or be undernourished.

I see 65 locations for free lunch and dinner for 2013. I’m not against feeding hungry children, but this is ridiculous.

About the Summer Food Service Program

Created by Congress in 1968, the SFSP for children provides funds to serve nutritious meals to needy children. It is designed to take the place of the school lunch and breakfast program during the summer months.

In accordance with federal law and United States Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or call 800-795-6382 or 202-720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

The above says the program is for the “needy,” but there is no way to know which children are needy and which are not. The Summer Food Service Program has a legacy of 30 years in Tulsa.

Linked at Grumpy Opinions – read the related Democrat’s Aren’t Coming for Us. They’re Coming for Our Grandchildren.

  • They took the kids away from a couple for giving them Nazi names; why don’t they take children from parents who refuse to feed their children? Why are we supposed to say, poor kids, when we’re told all those parents are starving them — why not put the kids in a state orphanage where they can get all three squares a day and put their parents in jail?

  • The number 85% is phony. I doubt there are more than 15% who actually need this. What they are doing is trying to take another control away from the parents.

    I am expecting the time in the future when the State takes away the child from the parent at birth. After all the State knows best.

    • findalis, and trying to gain voters. We’ll feed your children, give you some down time. 18 year olds must think Democrats are swell.

  • This program is nation-wide. What are the parents doing with their food stamps? This needs to be investigated further. It sounds like the taxpayers are paying to feed these “children” twice.

    • Jim, exactly, and feeding those who have plenty of PB&J at home for lunch – children who are not needy. As with begging for more food stamp recipients, they seem to be begging for more 18’s and under, no qualifying, to show up at the public trough.

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