We are excited to sponsor FREE meals for children at a total of six sites in the City of Kingston this summer. Meals will be prepared at the City of Kingston’s Everette Hodge Community Center and served to children enrolled in youth programs throughout the City, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kingston, Inc., Read and Write, YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County Camp Starfish and the Center for Creative Education – Arts with a purpose. In addition to these enrolled programs, meals will be provided at two open sites beginning the week of July 1st, as follows:
Site: Kingston Library
Location: 55 Franklin St.
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Site: Ulster County Community Action Committee, Inc.
Location: 70 Lindsley Avenue
Days: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
Any youth under the age of 18 is welcome and encouraged to drop in at either of the open sites listed above. No paperwork is required.
The Summer Food Service Program was established to ensure that
low-income children, 18 and younger, continue to receive nutritious
meals when schools are not in session. USDA Food and Nutrition Service administers the Summer Food Service Program at the national level and the New York State Education Department (NYSED) administers it at the state level.
This year’s Summer Meals program sponsored by Family of Woodstock, Inc. is made possible thanks to the support of the NYSED Summer Food Service Program, No Kid Hungry, and the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. The program benefits from produce donated by local farmers through the Farm to Food Pantry Collaborative. Finally, Family is able to prepare thousands of meals this summer and throughout the school year thanks to renovations made by the City of Kingston to upgrade the kitchen facilities at its Everette Hodge Community Center.
Family has been a sponsor of the NYSED Summer Food Service Program in our area since 2015.