Christ the King Summer Meals Program is Feeding our Community

Contributed by: Canon Clara Gregory, Catherine Ambos, ECS-NJ Advocacy Team

The Summer Meals Program team at Christ the King Willingboro are providing meals to children in the community while school is out. In the back, (l-r), Martha Johnson, Marcelle Arthur, Helen Baylock. In the front, (l-r), Janet Webster, Hyacinth Saunders, Josephine White, Judy Jackson

Christ the King in Willingboro has completed the first week of its Summer Meals Program, which will continue through the Summer to ensure children don’t miss a meal because they aren’t in school. The program fed a growing number of children through the week, with a goal of serving 20 children per day next week.

The New Jersey Legislature’s authorization of the Summer Meals Program for children permits grab-and-go meals. This means a site such as a church can provide meals to children even if they are not running a Vacation Bible School or other organized summer programs for children. It’s hoped and expected that the program will continue and expand next summer, so if your church is interested in providing this valuable service, please contact us.

You can also watch this recent presentation to the diocese from Simi Kaur, a representative of the NJ Summer Meals Program, sponsored by ECS-NJ.


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