Hamilton Township, CYO of Mercer County and Mercer Street Friends Partnership
Brings Child Summer Food Program to Bromley Neighborhood
Although nutritional food programs
may benefit some local students during the school year, for those students, summer
break does not just mean a break from classes and homework.
It also means a break from the
nutritional food programs that the children rely upon.
But thanks to a partnership between
Hamilton Township, the CYO of Mercer County - which operates Hamilton’s Bromley
Neighborhood Civic Center and Mercer Street Friends – another non-profit that coordinates
a local food bank, township children
between the ages of 5 and 14 can continue to enjoy nutritional lunches
throughout the summer.
A US Department of Agriculture grant
will allow the free summer lunch program – which officials believe is the first
of its kind in Hamilton – to start in late June and continue through the middle
of August. The program will provide
local children with nutritional lunches at the Bromley Neighborhood Civic
On sunny summer days, children who
are registered for the program will be able to enjoy lunch at the center’s
picnic tables, which surrounds a brand new playground set that officials
recently installed. During inclement
weather, lunch will be served inside the center.
Hamilton parents can register their
children for the program by its June 19th
deadline by contacting the Bromley Neighborhood Civic Center at 609.587.8100, firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting the center, located at 1801 East State Street in Hamilton. Applications are also available on the Bromley
Neighborhood Civic Center’s website: cyobromley.org
Because this program is available
to solely children of Hamilton Township, parents
must provide proof of residency identification.
“This new program will benefit the health of our local children from all
across our community, including many children from the Bromley neighborhood,” explains
Hamilton Township Mayor Kelly Yaede. “I hope that many parents will consider whether
this free program might benefit their children this summer.”
“We are excited to be able to provide this beneficial service at the
Bromley Neighborhood Civic Center.
Through this summer program, I believe this partnership between CYO of
Mercer, Hamilton Township and Mercer Street Friends will make a true difference
for children across Hamilton Township,” says Thomas Mladenetz, Executive
Director of the CYO of Mercer County.