Centro Hispano, Olivet Boys & Ladies Membership to offer free summer time meals for youths

The partnership will bring the summer food service program to 7 club locations

June 11, 2021 – Centro Hispano and Olivet Boys & Girls Club announced a partnership that will deliver the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) to Berks County’s children. Centro Hispano will be responsible for making healthy breakfast and lunch meals for Berks County’s children throughout the week. The partnership includes the production and distribution of breakfast and lunch for each child in the Olivet summer camp.

“Centro Hispano is again working with Olivet to resolve the many food shortages affecting Berks County’s children this summer. We want to make sure the children have the opportunity to visit an Olivet Club site and have a quality program and great meals while they study. By providing these meals, Olivet, Centro Hispano and our community partners will help build a strong foundation for children’s growth, ”said Michael Toledo, President and CEO of Centro Hispano.

As part of the SFSP, children under the age of 18 are offered free, nutritious meals between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. for breakfast and 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. at the following locations:

Pendora Club, 330 South 19th Street, 19606
Clinton Street Club, 677 Clinton Street, 19601

Club of the Holy Spirit, 421 Windsor, 19601

Mulberry Street Club, 722 Mulberry Street, 19604
Oakbrook Club, 1161 Pershing Boulevard, 19611
PAL club, 325 Walnussstrasse, 19601

“The Olivet Boys and Girls Club will continue to serve the many children of Berks County by providing healthy and nutritious meals throughout the summer through this continued collaborative effort with Centro Hispano,” said Chris Winters, President and CEO of Olivet Boys and Girls Club.

In accordance with Federal Citizenship Act and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) civil rights rules and guidelines, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs, are prohibited from doing anything because of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, or retaliation or retaliation for previous civil rights activity in a program or activity conducted or funded by the USDA.

More information will be available from Monday June 14th on the websites and Facebook accounts of both the Olivet Bays and Girls Club and the Centro Hispano. Those interested in further information can also contact Centro Hispano at [email protected] or by phone at 610-685-1265.

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