The Education Department received a grant from Project Bread for $3,000 to help pay for the costs of a Food Service Worker/Caterer, for the Summer Food Service Program, which will provide breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack to the 30 youth enrolled in the Neepunee PÔhp8Ôk Camp.
Project Bread is a statewide organization committed to preventing and ending hunger in Massachusetts. For over twenty years, Project Bread has worked with Massachusetts communities to increase participation in Summer Eats (The USDA Summer Food Service Program) through the Child Nutrition Outreach Program (CNOP), in partnership with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Their goal is to ensure that all children in Massachusetts remain nourished throughout the summer months, when school meals are not available. Grants ranged from $500 to $5,000, depending on the scope of the activities. Grant funds may be used for personnel, transportation, outreach materials, equipment, and other non-reimbursable food expenses.
As we increase our capacity, the Education Departments looks forward to the day when the tribe can provide a Summer Food Service Program to all children, up to age 18, in the tribal community. For more information contact the Education Director at (508) 477-0208 ext. 149.