**MEDIA ADVISORY** McGovern Kicks Off Summer Food Tour for Low-Income Students

USDA, State, Local Leaders Join McGovern Roundtable and Tour

WARE, MA – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern will kick off his 2nd Annual Summer Food Rocks Tour to highlight USDA's national Summer Food Service program and how it helps low-income students in Massachusetts.

As part of today’s tour, Congressman McGovern will lead a roundtable with state and local leaders to talk about how the summer food program helps to ensure that no child in Central Massachusetts goes hungry this summer.

Partnering with Congressman McGovern are the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and numerous local non-profits to highlight the availability of free, nutritious food for our children.

The USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. This summer, USDA plans to serve more than 200 million free meals to children 18 years and under at approved SFSP sites. Full info below:

WHO: Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02)

           USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon

           Rep. Donahue (Worcester)

           Rep. Berthiaume (Spencer)

           Rep. Whipps-Lee (Athol)

           Sen. Moore (Millbury)

           Selectman Lanciani

           Worcester School Committee Member Hilda Ramirez

           Other State and Local Leaders

WHAT: Congressman McGovern's 2nd Annual Summer Food Rocks Tour - Highlighting Summer Food Service for Low-Income Students, including roundtable with state and local leaders

WHERE: Kaziol Elementary School, 4 Gould Road, Ware, MA

WHEN: Today, July 17 from 7:45AM to 2:30PM with a 10:35 AM Roundtable Discussion