Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Interactive Maps and New Summer Meals Sites Make it Easier to Feed New York Kids

NYCCAH has partnered with the city to create new, interactive Summer Meals maps, making it even easier to for New Yorkers to find Summer Meals sites in their neighborhoods.

The Summer Meals program offers free lunch and breakfast to all children under 19 years of age regardless of their income, citizenship status, residency, or public school enrollment. Children are entitled to meals just by showing up at a Summer Meals site.

This summer, NYCCAH has worked to provide summer meals at fifteen soup kitchens and food pantries, which joined the over 700 City Summer Meals sites operating in 2008. The new Summer Meals map allows users to search for sites by borough or download a comprehensive list of sites across the City.

“We greatly appreciate that the Mayor’s Office and the Department of Education worked with us to pilot these new sites at panties and kitchens,” said NYCCAH Executive Director Joel Berg. “Now that there are additional sites and that they are easier to find, we need to get the word out that these free Summer Meals are available. Given our current food prices crises, every bit of free food that struggling families can access for their children helps.”

Summer Meals will be served through August 29.

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