United States Department of Agriculture Official to Visit Bridgeton Summer Feeding Site

BRIDGETONUnited States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service Administrator Audrey Rowe, New Jersey Department of Agriculture Secretary Douglas Fisher, and Mayor Albert Kelly will visit a local summer feeding site in Bridgeton.
The Amity Heights Housing Complex will be feeding approximately 50 children.
One of the goals for the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program is to increase participation and access to healthy foods for children and teenagers in underserved communities. This year, the town of Bridgeton has added 13 new feeding sites for a total of 15 feeding sites where children and teenagers can obtain a free and nutritious lunch.
Last year, the summer meal programs increased to 11 million more meals served compared to the previous summer, serving a total of more than 187 million meals at over 50,000 summer meal sites throughout the country. This year, on the 40th anniversary of the program, USDA hopes to serve an additional 13 million meals to meet the challenge of serving 200 million meals to children nationwide.

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