Carteret Announces 2011 Summer Food Program

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CARTERET — The borough will be a participating sponsor in the U.S.D.A.’s Summer Food Service Program for 2011, Mayor Daniel J. Reiman and the Carteret Board of Health announced last week. 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 2011 Summer Food Service Program, a federal program of the Food and Nutrition Services under the United States Department of Agriculture, will run from July 5 to Aug. 12. Lunches will be served at the Housing Authority Community Center, 1 Bergen Street; Thomas J. Deverin Community Center, 100 Cooke Avenue; and Favor Ministries, 1508 Roosevelt Avenue from noon until 1 p.m. weekdays, and Pvt. Nicholas Minue School, 83 Post Boulevard (a closed program, from 11 a.m. to noon weekdays).

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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,” Reiman said, “and provide the opportunity to develop good eating habits that can last a lifetime.”

For further information, contact Ellen K. Ransdell at the Carteret Health Department at 1-732-541-3890.


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