free summer meals Neighborhood Scrapbook

| 10 Aug 2015 | 05:14

NY Yankees Manager Joe Girardi joined City Council Members Mark Levine and Helen Rosenthal, Parks’ First Deputy Commissioner Liam Kavanagh, NYC Coalition Against Hunger Director Joel Berg, Deputy Schools’ Chancellor Elizabeth Rose, the American Dairy Association and Share Our Strength to bring awareness to the availability of free summer meals for children 18 years and under at Lasker Pool in Central Park.

Over the past five years, the number of city residents receiving aid under the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program has increased from 1.3 million to 1.8 million making the free summer meals program vital to city families. The summer meals program began on June 27 and runs through September 4 and is available to all children age 18 and younger — no registration or identification required— at roughly 1,000 locations, including pools, schools, libraries, parks, public housing sites and community-based organizations throughout the five boroughs.