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May 9, 2005

Youth Bureau Announces USDA Summer Food Service Program at Camp Hollis

OSWEGO - The Oswego City-County Youth Bureau is participating in the USDA Summer Food Service Program. The program provides free meals to children who attend the Youth Bureau's summer camp at Camp Hollis.

Camp Hollis is a residential camp that is owned and operated by the County of Oswego. The camp is located at 40 Health Camp Road in the Town of Oswego near Lake Ontario. Children ages eight to 13 are eligible to attend.

Children must meet the income guidelines for reduced price meals in the National School Lunch Program. Children who are part of households that receive food stamps or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families are automatically eligible to receive free meals.

The following annual income guidelines will be used for determining eligibility for free meals:

  • 1-person household, $17,224;
  • 2-person household, $23,107;
  • 3-person household, $28,990;
  • 4-person household, $34,873;
  • 5-person household, $40,756;
  • 6-person household, $46,639;
  • 7-person household, $52,522; and
  • 8-person household, $58,405.

For additional information on monthly and weekly income guidelines, contact the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau. Meals will be available at 8 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 4:45 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. Sunday evenings through Friday afternoons, July 1 through Aug. 19.

Acceptance and participation requirements for all activities are the same, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. There will be no discrimination in the course of meal service.

For more information, contact Jim Farfaglia at the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau, 70 Bunner St., Oswego, phone 349-3451 or 1-800-596-3200, ext. 3451.

Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any USDA-related activity should write or call immediately to: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC, 20250-9410, phone (202) 720-5964.

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