Carteret, NJ – Mayor Daniel J. Reiman and the Carteret Free Public Library have announced that the borough will be a participating sponsor in the U.S.D.A.’s Summer Food Service Program for 2013. The service represents the latest addition to a number of summer programs established to allow local children to continue leading active and healthy lifestyles during their hiatus from school.
The 2013 Summer Food Service Program, a Federal program of the Food and Nutrition Services under the United States Department of Agriculture, will run from July 8, 2013 to August 16, 2013. Lunches will be served at the Renaissance Revival Center Church, 45 Edwin St., Thomas J. Deverin Community Center, 100 Cooke Ave., Favor Ministries, 1508 Roosevelt Ave. from 12:00 noon until 1:00p.m. weekdays, and Nathan Hale School, 678 Roosevelt Ave. (enrolled program, 11 a.m. to 12:00 noon weekdays).
This service provides all children 18 years of age and under with the same free meal in accordance with a menu approved by the state agency regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age.
“This program will allow our children to go about their summer routines without sacrificing a healthy diet,” Mayor Reiman stated, “and provide the opportunity to develop good eating habits that can last a lifetime.”
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“For years, Carteret children have benefitted from this U.S.D.A. sponsored program,” Councilman Jorge Diaz added, “allowing them to pursue active lifestyles during the summer without sacrificing nutrition.”