Carteret Announces 2008 Summer Food Program

CARTERET—Mayor Daniel J. Reiman and the Carteret Board of Health announced last week that the borough will be a participating sponsor in the U.S.D.A.’s Summer Food Service Program for 2008. 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 2008 Summer Food Service Program, a federal program of the Food and Nutrition Services under the United States Department of Agriculture, will run from July 7 to Aug. 15. Lunches will be served at Carteret Park’s hot house, Sul Avenue, (weather permitting), Housing Authority Community Center, 1 Bergen Street and Columbus School, 1 Carteret Avenue, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. 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. 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,” Reiman said, “and provide the opportunity to develop good eating habits that can last a lifetime.”

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