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ASP Announces Healthy Supper Program

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 21, 2012

After School Programs Offers Free Healthy Suppers to Thousands of Students in South Florida

--Statewide Program is First of Its Kind--

 

DEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. -- After School Programs, Inc. (ASP) has initiated a statewide dinner program that is feeding thousands of South Florida students each week. This is the first program of its kind in the state of Florida and is offered through a federal grant that is administered by the Florida State Department of Health.

“At ASP, we see ourselves as partners with school districts and parents to ensure one common goal - improving the lives of children through education and enrichment,” said Alan Wolnek, founder and CEO of ASP. “Since launching our dinner program in December, we have already served over 100,000 meals and we are just getting started.”

The ASP dinner program is under a five-year contract in Broward, Collier and Orange Counties. There are currently over 30 schools participating in Broward County, 13 schools in Orange County and 8 schools in Collier County. ASP also has immediate plans to launch the program in Miami-Dade County.

“Having served Broward County as an Area Superintendent and principal for 35 years, I saw first hand the link between nutrition and academics in our children,” said Verda Farrow, executive director of ASP. “We are confident that this program will assist our school districts, our parents and we are already seeing a difference in our children.”

According to recent data, nearly two-thirds of low-income Florida families can’t afford to give their children a healthy meal. The program, which offers healthy, well-balanced meals to children in after school care, is helping ensure that no South Florida children go to sleep hungry. ASP was established in 1991 as a not for profit corporation and has been serving thousands of Florida families for over 18 years. ASP is the first and only private after school provider to offer supper to students enrolled in an after school program in the state of Florida.

 


 

 
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