Monday, May 13, 2013

Agencies to Feed Local Youth This Summer

Several groups, from local agencies to federal departments, are teaming up to provide meals and instructional programs to Brevard youths this summer.

The “Summer Feed and Read Program” will begin on Tuesday June 11 and meals will be provided twice a week.
According to an email from the United Way of Brevard County, “food will be distributed to participating locations for children 18 years old and under.  During the lunch, children will be read to by community volunteers or have an instructional program on nutrition by the Department of Agriculture.   After lunch on both days, children will be given nutritionally fortified packs of food to take home.  Children will also receive one reading level appropriate book per week.”

Times and locations are:
Cuyler Community Center, 2329 Harry T. Moore Avenue, Mims: Wed. and Fri., 11:30am – 12:30pm

Gibson Youth Center, 835 Sycamore Street, Titusville: Tues. and Fri., 11:00am – 12:00pm
Butler Community Center, 4201 North Cocoa Boulevard, Cocoa: Tues. and Fri., 11:00am – 12:00pm

Joe Lee Smith Community Center, 419 Washington Avenue, Cocoa: Tues. and Thurs., 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Boys & Girls Club, 1824 Temple Terrace,Melbourne: Tues. and Fri., 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Club Esteem, 3316 S. Monroe Street,Melbourne: Tues. and Fri., 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Participating agencies include: United Way, Rolling Readers, Department of Agriculture, Parks and Recreation, City of Melbourne, and the Summer Feed and Read Sites.

Contact Zachary Bell at the United Way for more information: 321-631-2740

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