Friday, July 15, 2016
St. John the Baptist Parish - Parish President Natalie Robottom and members of her Administrative staff recently served lunch to youth participating in the Parish's Summer Feeding Program at LaPlace Elementary School on Thursday, July 14 to close out another successful program.
The Summer Feeding Program is a partnership between the school system and the parish to provide meals for 18 weeks to children 18 years and younger who reside in St. John the Baptist Parish.
Funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, more than 20,000 meals have been served through the program. Youth involved in Parish summer camps, including the St. John Parish Recreation Camp, sports camps and local church camps also participated.
• Breakfast - 2,916
• Lunch - 20,540
“The Summer Feeding Program ensures that children have access to healthy and nutritious meals when school is not in session,” said Parish President Natalie Robottom. “It was satisfying to see the smiles on the children’s faces as they moved through the service line. This program is truly about giving our youth a safe and enriching place to go during the summer months.”