COI To Participate In Summer Food Service Program

Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.’s Youth Services Program will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program for the 2014 summer season.

The United States Department of Agriculture program is administered through the New York State Department of Education. Kids up to 18, or people 19 and over with a mental or physical disability can receive no-cost, healthy meals all summer long. This program is an extension of the Free and Reduced School Lunch program and is designed to ensure as many Chautauqua County youth as possible receive at least one healthy, balanced meal during the day throughout the summer months.

The program began June 27 and will continue through the end of August. Participating sites for 2014 are: the Boys and Girls Clubs of Jamestown and Northern Chautauqua County, Brocton/Portland Recreation Program, Brocton Library, Dunkirk schools, St. Hyacinth School, Dunkirk Summer Camp and Conference Center, Darwin R. Barker Library of Fredonia, Fredonia School, Silver Creek Summer Rec, Silver Creek School, Ripley Summer Rec, Chautauqua Lake School, Westfield YWCA, Patterson Library of Westfield, LoGuidice and Hewes Center BOCES, Camp Gross, Pine Valley School, Little Seeds Pre-School South, The YMCA of Jamestown, Eastside Family YMCA, and Jamestown Public Schools. Other programs with pre-enrollments may also participate. Check with specific sites for operating times and meal information.

For more information on the services that Chautauqua Opportunities offers the community, call the Jamestown office at 661-9430, Dunkirk location at 366-8176, or log onto Chautauqua Opportunities strives to create economic opportunities that afford each individual a ladder out of poverty and improve the overall well being of the entire community.