Carteret To Participate In Federal Kids’ Summer Food Program

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CARTERET — The borough will be a participating sponsor in the United States Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program for 2013, Mayor Daniel J. Reiman and the Carteret Free Public Library have announced. 

The 2013 Summer Food Service Program will run from July 8 to Aug. 16. Lunches will be served at the Renaissance Revival Center Church, 45 Edwin Street, Thomas J. Deverin Community Center, 100 Cooke Avenue, and Favor Ministries, 1508 Roosevelt Avenue from noon until 1 p.m. weekdays, and Nathan Hale School, 678 Roosevelt Avenue (enrolled program, 11 a.m. to 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,” Reiman stated, “and provide the opportunity to develop good eating habits that can last a lifetime.”

Any person who believes they have been discriminated against in any USDA related activity should write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). TDD users can contact USDA through local relay or the Federal Relay at (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish) or (866) 377-8642 (relay voice users). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

“For years, Carteret children have benefited from this U.S.D.A. sponsored program,” Councilman Jorge Diaz added, “allowing them to pursue active lifestyles during the summer without sacrificing nutrition.”


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