FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31, 2012
TONH and Island Harvest Partner to Provide Summer Meals Program
MEDIA CONTACTS: Collin Nash & Sid Nathan | (516) 869-7794
Westbury, NY– Joining the mission to help end child hunger in America, Supervisor Jon Kaiman and Councilwoman Viviana L. Russell announced a partnership with the Long Island non-profit organization Island Harvest to provide lunches over the summer to children in need.
The program will run every Monday until August 20th from 12:00 noon to 1:30pm at Martin “Bunky” Reid Park in New Cassel.
“With school being out for the summer, children that may have relied on that one balanced meal for the day in school can now receive it at Bunky Reid,” said Councilwoman Russell. “This program not only provides children with a balanced, nutritious meal but also fosters better dietary habits through its educational component.”
For Councilwoman Russell, a beneficiary of a similar program during her elementary school years, this project is particularly touching and meaningful.
“My experience was a strong motivation to support it,” she said.
The Summer Food Service Program initiated by the United States Department of Agriculture provides children under the age of 18 with access to free nutritional meals and snacks through the summer.
For more information, please call 311.