2009-07-24 / Top Stories

Ulrich Announces Free Summer Meal Program

Eric Ulrich Eric Ulrich Healthy and great tasting free breakfasts and lunches are once again on the menu for all the children of New York City ages eighteen and younger. No registration or documentation is required for those wishing to participate.

Council Member Ulrich said, "This program is not only good for our children, it is important to many families who are struggling during this economic downturn. A wide variety of studies have consistently arrived at the same conclusion; the healthier a child's diet is, the better that child will do at school and beyond. I hope the children of my district will take advantage of this summer program."

The free meals will be served Monday through Friday throughout the summer.

Below are the four participating locations in Rockaway's City Council District #32.

• Beach Channel High School at 100-00 Beach Channel Drive. Breakfast is served from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.; lunch is served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Meals end on August 21. Call 718-945-6900.

• New York City Housing Authority at Hammels Housing Complex: 81-10 Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Breakfast is served from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.; lunch is served from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Meals end on August 28. Call 212-306-3470—ask for Peggy Thomas.

• Visiting Nurses Service Early Head Start Program at 86-01 Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Meals are served on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only. Breakfast is served from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; lunch is served from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Meals end August 24. Call 718-318-8040.

• PS #256 at Temple Beth-El: 445 Beach 135 Street. Breakfast is served from 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.; lunch is served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Meals end August 14. Call 718-318- 5201.

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