A nutritious breakfast and lunch was waiting for city youngsters 18 years and younger five days a week at six of the District's schools.
Yonkers Public Schools helped close the nutrition gap this summer, serving 58,400 free meals to youngsters 18 and under at six schools throughout the city.
"With this outreach program, the District is attempting to both better serve its community and ensure that no child goes hungry while school is not in session," commented Virginia Fahey, assistant food service supervisor.
The program, which ran five days a week from July 2 through August 10, served 22,000 breakfasts and 36,600 lunches. The varied menu included cereal, fruit, burgers, tacos, chicken and of course, milk, enjoyed by nearly 2,000 youngsters on average each day.
During the school year, students and staff are served 4,230,000 meals in the District's cafeterias by the staff of the Yonkers Public Schools Food Service Department.