Carteret, NJ – Mayor Daniel J. Reiman and the Carteret Board of Health announced today that the borough will be a participating sponsor in the U.S.D.A.’s Summer Food Service Program for 2009. 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 2009 Summer Food Service Program, a Federal program of the Food and Nutrition Services under the United States Department of Agriculture, will run from July 6, 2009 to August 14, 2009. Lunches will be served at Carteret Park’s hot house, Sul Ave., (weather permitting), the Housing Authority Community Center, 1 Bergen St., Columbus School, 1 Carteret Ave., and Favor Ministries, 1508 Roosevelt Ave, from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm weekdays.
This service provides all children 18 years of age and under with a nutritional free meal in accordance with a menu approved by the state. Disabled residents of all ages will be welcome to participate as well.
“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.”
For further information please contact Ellen K. Ransdell at the Carteret Health Dept. at (732) 541-3890.