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The Urban League of Philadelphia (ULP) and Aramark announced a partnership that will provide 500,000 meals to qualified recipients in the Philadelphia area throughout the summer.

Through the partnership, Philadelphia-based Aramark will provide at least 65,000 meals per week to ULP distribution sites set up in local community churches, organizations and municipal buildings. All recipients 18 years old and under will receive breakfast and lunch snacks for multiple days twice per week under the National School Lunch Program. The Summer Food Service Program, which is a USDA-approved program, runs through Aug. 30.

“We’re honored to partner with the Urban League of Philadelphia to provide continuity and community access to meals this summer, especially during this public health crisis,” says Barbara Flanagan, president of Aramark’s K-12 Education division. “These are incredibly challenging times for our country and our city and Aramark is proud to assist the local community  (our hometown) to help ensure that children and families stay nourished.”

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Aramark has safely provided 53 million free meals to students, in nearly 300 school districts across the country, and continues to serve one million meals to school children daily.