Tuskegee unites with community groups to feed minds and bodies

6/14/2013




TUSKEGEE, Ala. (June 14, 2013) — During the summer, all eligible K-12 children registered in the Super Summer Programs, will get nutritious meals and take part in several recreational activities. The program will serve Macon County children at four sites: District IV Community Center, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and Washington Chapel AME Church in Tuskegee and Maranatha SDA Church in Montgomery, Ala.

Tuskegee University first lady Patricia Saul Rochon volunteered to serve as a sponsor for the program. The university will provide meals and oversight to the community partners, and a trained site supervisor who will ensure the quality and safety of the meals and snacks served. Funding for the food service portion originated in the United States Department of Agriculture. The Alabama State Department of Education Childhood Nutrition Program administers the program. All children living in Macon County this summer are eligible for the meals. Income guidelines and eligibility forms are available through the site supervisor.

“Participating in the Summer Food Service Program is a wonderful way to help children in the county,” Patricia Rochon said in a statement released by State of Alabama Department of Education. “Tuskegee University is an integral part of the community, and the university’s sponsorship of the program is just an extension of its cooperative spirit.”


Summer Food Program Information:

 

    Site

District IV Community Center

Maranatha SDA Church

St. Josephs Catholic Church

Washington

Chapel AME Church

 Location

1200 County Road 27,

Tuskegee

4210 Virginia Loop Road, Montgomery

2007 Old Montgomery Road, Tuskegee

2508 W. Montgomery

Road, Tuskegee

Contact information

334-727-5120

Fax: 334-724-2608

334-281-8830

334-421-1852 sargentsimms@yahoo.com

334-727-2710/334-727-0620

Fax: 334-727 0642

MRESE@MOBILEARCHDIOCESE.ORG

334-727-4821 washingtonchapel@aol.com

Contact person

Commissioner Robert

MikeBerry

Pastor Sargent Simms

Elder John Wesley Smith

Marjorie Reese

Glay Smith

Rev. Nathaniel Copeland

JB Walker

Hours

8 a.m. -1 p.m.

8 a.m. -1 p.m.

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Days per week

Monday- Thursday

Monday-Friday

Monday-Thursday

Monday-Friday

Start date

6/10/13

6/24/13

6/10/13

6/17/13

End date

7/18/13

7/26/13

7/18/13

8/02/13

Site supervisor

Deveenier Brooks

Brenda Stephens

Mahtias King

Philemon Smith

 

©Tuskegee University 2013

 

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