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January 14, 2013

Houston Parks and Recreation Department Launches
New After-School Meal Program

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

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

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 p.m. - 3:45 p.m., and suppers will be served from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. during the week. Registration is open and ongoing in January for the spring and in September for the 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 11903 Bellaire Boulevard, 77072
2. Almeda Park Community Center 14201 Almeda School Road, 77047
3. Bessie Swindle Community Center 11800 Scott, 77047
4. Burnett-Bayland Park Community Center 6000 Chimney Rock, 77081
5. Candlelight Park Community Center 1520 Candlelight, 77018
6. Carverdale Community Center 9920 Porto Rico, 77041
7. Charlton Park Community Center 8200 Park Place Boulevard, 77017
8. Cherryhurst Park Community Center 1700 Missouri, 77006
9. Clark Park Community Center 9718 Clark, 77076
10. Clinton Park Community Center 200 Mississippi, 77029
11. Crestmont Park Community Center 5200 Selinsky, 77048
12. De Zavala Park Community Center 907 76th Street, 77012
13. Eastwood Park Community Center 5020 Harrisburg Boulevard, 77011
14. Edgewood Park Community Center 5803 Bellfort Boulevard, 77033
15. Emancipation Park Community Center 3018 Dowling, 77004
16. Finnigan Park Community Center 4900 Providence, 77020
17. Freed Park Community Center 3818 Shady Villa Lane, 77055
18. Garden Villas Park Community Center 6720 S. Haywood, 77061
19. Godwin Park Community Center 5101 Rutherglen, 77096
20. Hartman Park Community Center 9311 E. Avenue P, 77012
21. Highland Park Community Center 3316 Desoto, 77091
22. Hobart Taylor Park Community Center 8100 Kenton, 77028
23. Independence Heights Park Community Center 603 E. 35th Street, 77022
24. Ingrando Park Community Center 7302 Keller, 77012
25. Lakewood Park Community Center 8811 Feland, 77028
26. Lansdale Park Community Center 8201 Roos, 77036
27. Lincoln Park Community Center 979 Grenshaw, 77007
28. Linkwood Park Community Center 3699 Norris, 77025
29. Love Park Community Center 1000 West 12th Street, 77008
30. Marian Park Community Center 11000 S. Gessner, 77071
31. Mason Park Community Center 541 South 75th Street, 77023
32. Meadowcreek Village Park Community Center 5333 Berry Creek, 77017
33. Melrose Park Community Center 1001 Canino, 77076
34. Montie Beach Park Community Center 915 Northwood, 77009
35. Moody Park Community Center 3725 Fulton, 77009*
36. Platou Community Center 11655 Chimney Rock, 77053
37. Proctor Plaza Park Community Center 803 W. Temple, 77009
38. Judson Robinson, Jr., Community Center 2020 Hermann Drive, 77004
39. Judson Robinson, Sr., Park Community Center 1422 Ledwicke, 77029
40. Selena Quintanilla Perez/Denver Harbor Community Center 6402 Market, 77020
41. Settegast Park Community Center 3000 Garrow, 77003
42. Shady Lane Park Community Center 10220 Shady Lane, 77093
43. Sunnyside Park Community Center 3502 Bellfort Boulevard, 77051
44. Swiney Park Community Center 2812 Cline, 77020
45. Tidwell Park Community Center 9720 Spaulding, 77016
46. Townwood Park Community Center 3403 Simsbrook, 77045
47. Tuffly Park Community Center 3200 Russell, 77026
48. Windsor Village Park Community Center 14441 Croquet, 77085
49. Woodland Park Community Center 212 Parkview, 77009

*Moody Park is currently closed for renovation. Its TDA eligibility is valid for 5 years and will be included in future After-School Meal Programs

Non-Profit Community Groups Offering After-School Meal Program

1. Community Family Centers @ J.P. McGovern Sports & Recreation Center 7318 Avenue F, 77012
2. Julia C. Hester House, Inc. 2020 Solo Street, 77020
3. Lily Grove Baptist Church 3505 Alice Street, 77021
4. St. James School 3129 Southmore, 77004

For more information on the After-School Meal Program, visit http://www.houstontx.gov/parks/after-schoolmealprogram.html. For information on the After-School Achievement Program, visit http://www.houstontx.gov/parks/asap.html. For information on the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, visit http://www.houstonparks.org/ or contact Askparks@houstontx.gov.

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