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      City Of Houston Seal Mayor Annise Parker PRESS RELEASE
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Houston Parks & Recreation Department
2999 South Wayside | Houston, Texas 77023
O. (832) 395-7022  |  C. (832) 465-4782
estella.espinosa@houstontx.gov
Release Date: 01/09/13
After-School Meal Program To Offer Free Snack & Supper For Area Youth
Registration Is Required - Program Operates Weekdays From January 22  Through May 17
Program Available to Youth Ages 6 to 13 in 49 HPARD Community Centers & 4 After-School Achievement Program Sites

Mayor Annise Parker and the Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD) are happy to announce the addition of a new After-School Meal Program to be offered at HPARD Community Centers.  The program will offer youth ages 6 to 13 free snacks and suppers during the school year (January 22 through May 17, 2013).  The program will be available at 49 HPARD Community Centers and 4 After-School Achievement Program sites. All youth must be registered in HPARD's After School Achievement Program to be eligible for the After-School Meal Program at HPARD Community Centers. 

"Hunger is something no one should have to feel. Yet across our country and here in Houston this is a daily problem for many," said Mayor Annise Parker.  "That is why we are very pleased to be able to kick off this new After School Meal Program for Houston's youth."

The After-School Meal program is funded by a grant from the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).  All meals and program costs are funded by the grant.  Sites were chosen by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) based on TDA eligibility requirements.  Eligible areas were those served by a school in which 50% or more of the children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.

"We're thankful to the Texas Department of Agriculture and to the Child and Adult Care Food Program for this grant," said Joe Turner, Director, Houston Parks and Recreation Department.  "Their funding will make it possible for us to address the nutritional needs of many of the young people we serve every day."

Registration in HPARD's After-School Achievement Program is required for youth to be eligible to receive a meal or snack at participating HPARD Community Centers. Snacks will be served to youth ages 6 to 13 from 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm and suppers will be served from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm during the week.  Registration is open and ongoing in January for the spring and  in September for fall at all designated After-School Achievement Program sites through the site managers.  Participating sites include:

HPARD Community Centers Offering After-School Meal Program
1)   Alief  Park Community Center 26) Lansdale Park Community Center
11903 Bellaire, 77072 8201 Roos, 77036
2)   Almeda Park Community Center 27) Lincoln Park Community Center
14201 Almeda School Road, 77047 979 Grenshaw, 77007
3)   Bessie Swindle Community Center 28) Linkwood Park Community Center
11800 Scott, 77047 3699 Norris, 77025
4)   Burnett Bayland Park Community Center 29) Love Park Community Center
6000 Chimney Rock, 77081 1000 West 12th, 77008
5)   Candlelight Park Community Center 30) Marian Park Community Center
1520 Candlelight, 77018 11000 South Gessner, 77071
6)   Carverdale Community Center 31) Mason Park Community Center
9920 Porto Rico, 77041 541 South 75th Street, 77023
7)   Charlton Park  Community Center 32) Meadowcreek Park Community Center
8200 Park Place Blvd., 77017 5333 Berry Creek, 77017
8)   Cherryhurst Park Community Center 3) Melrose Park Community Center
1700 Missouri, 77006 1001 Canino, 77076
9)   Clark Park Community Center 34) Montie Beach Park Community Center
9718 Clark, 77076 915 Northwood, 77009
10) Clinton Park Community Center 35) Moody Park Community Center *
200 Mississippi, 77029 3725 Fulton, 77009
11) Crestmont Park Community Center 36) Platou Community Center
5200 Selinsky Rd., 77048 11655 Chimney Rock, 77053
12) DeZavala Park Community Center 37) Proctor Plaza Park Community Center
907 76th Street, 77012 803 West Temple, 77009
13) Eastwood Park Community Center 38) Judson Robinson, Jr Community Center
5020 Harrisburg, 77011 2020 Hermann Drive, 77004
14) Edgewood Park Community Center 39) Judson Robinson, Sr Community Center
5803 Bellfort, 77033 1422 Ledwicke, 77029
15) Emancipation Park Community Center 40) Selena Quintanilla/Denver Harbor Park Community Center
3018 Dowling, 77004 6402 Market, 77020
16) Finnigan Park Community Center 41) Settegast Park Community Center
4900 Providence, 77020 3000 Garrow, 77003
17) Freed Park Community Center 42) Shady Lane Park Community Center
3818 Shady Villa Lane, 77055 10220 Shady Lane, 77093
18) Garden Villas Park Community Center 43) Sunnyside Park Community Center
6720 S. Haywood, 77061 3502 Bellfort, 77051
19) Godwin Park Community Center 44) Swiney Park Community Center
5101 Rutherglen, 77096 2812 Cline, 77020
20) Hartman Park Community Center 45) Tidwell Park Community Center
9311 E. Avenue P., 77012 9720 Spaulding, 77016
21) Highland Park Community Center 46) Townwood Park Community Center
3316 Desoto, 77091 3403 Simsbrook, 77045
22) Hobart Taylor Park Community Center 47) Tuffly Park Community Center
8100 Kenton, 77028 3200 Russell, 77026
23) Indep. Heights Park Community Center 48) Windsor Park Community Center
603 East 35th, 77022 14441 Croquet, 77085
24) Ingrando Park Community Center 49) Woodland Park Community Center
7302 Keller, 77012 212 Parkview, 77009
25) Lakewood Park Community Center
     8811 Feland, 77028
* Moody Park is currently closed for renovation.  It's TDA site eligibility is valid for 5 years and will be included in future After-School Meal programs
Other Non-Profit Community Groups Offering After-School Meal Program
1) Community Family Centers @ J.P. McGovern Sports & Recreation Ctr. 3) Lilly Grove Baptist Church
7318 Avenue F, 77012 3505 Alice Street, 77021
2) Julia C. Hester House, Inc. 4) St. James School
2020 Solo Street, 77020 3129 Southmore Blvd., 77004
Houston Parks & Recreation Department
The Houston Parks &Recreation Department (H.P.A.R.D.) stewards and manages over 37,832 acres of parkland  and greenspace for the City of Houston and develops and implements recreational programming for citizens of all abilities. For more information on the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, call (832) 395-7022 or visit www.houstonparks.org.
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