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Hunger never takes a vacation break, even though students in the Colonial School District do, but children won’t go without thanks to the federally funded Summer Food Service Program operated locally by the district’s Nutrition Services Division.

“We understand there is a need in our community and look forward to providing nutritious meals to families who struggle to make ends meet over the summer,” said Nutrition Services Supervisor Paula Angelucci.

Angelucci says the program is extended this year to include seven new sites in the district so more children will have access to healthy meals.  Colonial’s Care-A-Vans will deliver meals to the following sites:

Lunches must be eaten on location. 

*Asterisks Denote: LUNCHES WILL NOT BE SERVED DURING INCLEMENT WEATHER (RAINING OR LIGHTENING)

June 19 – August 3 – Monday thru Thursday

*Coventry Park

Vicinity of 10 W. Edinburgh, New Castle

Lunch: 12:15- 12:35p.m.

 

*Pine Valley Apartments

500 S. Dupont Hwy, New Castle

Lunch: 12-12:20p.m

 

*Galloway Court Apartments

400 S. Dupont Hwy, New Castle

Lunch: 12:30 – 12:50p.m.

 

*Dobbinsville Park—Vicinity of 707 Clymer St, New Castle

Lunch: 11:30-11:50a.m.

 

 

In addition, Colonial will be collaborating with the community partners to provide meals at the following sites throughout our district this summer.

June 19 – August 3

*William Penn Village Apartments

Pool Side

595 Tulip Lane

Lunch: 12-12:30p.m.

Open: Monday—Thursday

June 19 – August 18

Garfield Park PAL

26 Karlyn Drive

Lunch: 1:00-3:00p.m.

Snack: 4:00-5:00p.m.

Open: Monday—Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 9 – August  9

Delaware City Library—250 5th St, Delaware City

Lunch: 12:30-2:00p.m.

Open: Monday and Wednesday

June 9 – August 11

New Castle Library—424 Delaware St.

Lunch: 12:00-12:30p.m.

Open: Tuesday and Friday

 

June 19 – August 17

Junr 9 – August 3

Howard Weston Senior Center

1 Bassett Ave, New Castle

Lunch: 12:30-1:00p.m.

Open: Monday—Thursday

 

 

When Worlds Collide-Summer Camp

187 Penn Mart Shopping Center

Breakfast: 8:00-8:30a.m.

Lunch: 12:00-1:00p.m.

Open: Monday—Thursday

 

 

June 19 – August 17

June 19 – August 17

Miracles, Arts and Activities Center

717 Pulaski Hwy

Lunch: 11:30a.m.-12:30p.m.

Open: Monday—Thursday

Edinburgh Villas—42 Mactavish Court

Lunch: 12:00-12:45p.m.

Open: Monday—Thursday

 

 

 

In addition to delivering meals throughout the district, meals will be provided on a first come, first served basis at the following locations and times:

June 19 to Aug. 3

McCullough Middle School       20 Chase Avenue, Garfield Park, New Castle

Breakfast: 9:00am-9:30a.m.                            Lunch: 11:30am-12:30p.m.

 

Eisenberg Elementary School—27 Landers Lane, New Castle

Breakfast: 9:00-9:30a.m.                                   Lunch: 12:00-12:30 p.m.

July 10-Aug. 3                                                          June 19-Aug. 3

Meals are provided free to all children under the age of 18 Monday through Thursday, a minimal fee is charged to adults at the school sites.

“This year we (Nutrition Services Department) will have a heavy focus on incorporating local foods into our meals because we know that local foods tend to be more flavorful and have higher nutritional value than those coming from a farther distance.  We feel that children will be more inclined to try new foods, get the proper nutrition they need to learn, while growing and developing into successful young adults,” said Scott Schuster, Nutrition Outreach Specialist.

Meals will not be served on the July 4th holiday.

 

 

 

 

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