Media Advisory: TOMORROW: Secretary Perdue Visits Turkey Thicket Recreation Center to Highlight Summer Meal Programs

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Media Advisory No. 0018.17

Contact: USDA Press

Phone: (202) 720-4623

Email: press

TOMORROW: Secretary Perdue Visits Turkey Thicket Recreation Center to Highlight Summer Meal Programs

(Washington, D.C., July 19, 2017) – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will join representatives from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) at Turkey Thicket Recreation Center in Washington, D.C. TOMORROW to highlight the critical role local park and recreation agencies play in providing activities, programming and meals to children during out-of-school time throughout the country. During the secretary’s visit, he will interact and eat breakfast – part of the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) – with the children enrolled in DPR’s summer programming. Tomorrow, Secretary Perdue will hold the following public events:

TOMORROW, Thursday, July 20th

8:45–9:20 a.m. ET: Secretary Perdue tours Turkey Thicket Recreation Center and eats breakfast with children to highlight summer meal programs.

9:20-9:30 a.m. ET: Secretary Perdue will be available to media for Q&A.

Turkey Thicket Recreation Center

1100 Michigan Ave NE

Washington, DC 20017

*NOTE: Any media interested in attending the event must RSVP to press by TODAY, Wednesday, July 19th at 6:00 p.m. ET.

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