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Updated: 06/07/2014 08:00:01AM

Keeping kids fed

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PHOTO PROVIDED BY LAURA COYLE/ALL FAITHS FOOD BANK

Beverly Girard (front left), director of Food and Nutrition Services with the Sarasota County School District, and All Faiths Food Bank CEO Sandra Frank announced the new summer food programs for students and families. They are flanked by Riverview High Cheer Squad members, and representatives from the Gulf Coast Community and Riverview School foundations and supporters of the campaign.

SUN PHOTO BY BOB MUDGE

Ryan Beaman, manager of All Faiths Food Bank's Sprout Mobile Farm Market, gets produce ready for distribution. The food truck is part of the Food Bank's Campaign Against Summer Hunger.

By DEBBIE FLESSNER

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In tough economic times like these, many families find it difficult to keep a roof over their heads, much less serve their children the well-balanced meals they require.

During the school year, Sarasota County families can get some assistance from the school district through its before-school and during-school nutrition programs, which offer breakfast and lunch to children who qualify.

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