By Pat Loeb

by Pat Loeb

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — With Philadelphia public schools out for summer, several local agencies are working to fill the food gap for children who rely on school breakfast and lunch.

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The Philadelphia Housing Authority, Parks and Rec, the Archdiocese, and other providers form a safety net for children and families faced with food shortages during the summer months.

The Hunger Coalition has an interactive map on its website to help families find places near them that are serving lunch, breakfast, and snacks through the summer.

“The summer meals program is crucial, especially in a city like Philadelphia where there is a large number of people that rely on food during the school year,” says Coalition spokesman Tom Mahon.

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He says there are nearly a thousand sites in all parts of the city.

“We try to connect as many of those families as possible to their nearest summer meals site,” said Mahon.

You can find the map at

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Or you can call their hotline at 855-252-6325