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Holy Cross Hospital coordinates program through its Growing Healthy Kids initiative

Students at St. Helen Catholic School in Fort Lauderdale who qualify will receive free and reduced-price meals thanks to a program with Holy Cross Hospital. Applications may be submitted now and at any time during the year.

The Holy Cross Growing Healthy Kids program, a multi-faceted approach inclusive of students, school staff, food service workers and parents at targeted parochial elementary schools, provides meals through the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program to students who qualify. “There are critical needs in parochial elementary schools that we fulfill with the free and reduced-price lunch program,” said Cathy Whitt, Growing Healthy Kids coordinator for Holy Cross Hospital. “It is imperative for parents of students at St. Helen to submit an application for this program to determine their eligibility.”

The Holy Cross Community Outreach Department reviews all applications and determines eligibility which is based on household size and income criteria. Once approved, meal benefits are good for an entire year. For more information call Cathy Whitt at 954-771-5808.

In accordance with Federal law, and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.