June 21, 2010
County Executive Edward P. Mangano announces that Nassau County is expecting to provide 94,000 meals during the annual Summer Food Services Program, an increase of 25,000 meals compared to 2009. Provided through coordinated funding support from the United States Department of Agriculture and the New York State Education Department, the program will be administrated by the Department of Social Services at 40 sites throughout the County.
County Executive Mangano stated, “I realize there is a hunger problem in Nassau County, and I am committed to the County’s ongoing participation in the summer lunch program. We need to do more to ensure our children receive daily nutritious meals throughout the year and that no child in Nassau County ever goes hungry.”
The summer lunches will be provided at no cost to children 18 years and younger who either attends an approved camp or community based program from July 5th thru August 20th. Camps and programs that provide the free lunches had previously enrolled with the County to become a summer feeding site.
According to DSS Commissioner John Imhof, “Nassau County and DSS are committed to this project, and expect to continue it for years to come. No child should go without daily nutritional meals.”
As camp and agency schedules vary, anyone interested in the Summer Food Program is encouraged to call Mr. Carl DeHaney, Jr., Special Assistant to Commissioner at 516-227-7406.