BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The man currently holding the seat, Anthony Brindisi, visited the Binghamton Boys and Girls Club yesterday to see the Summer Food Program in action.
The club on Clinton Street is one of 36 sites in Broome County, 18 in Binghamton alone. Tioga County has 17 sites. It offers free breakfast and lunch, from sandwiches to hot meals, for any child 18 and under. During the school year, between 18 and 19 thousand free and reduced lunches are served at schools within Broome-Tioga BOCES. Senior Director of Food Services Mark Bordeau says more families need to know about the free Summer meals.
“We feed between three and four thousand kids at our peek during the summer. But still, it’s a lot less than our 18 to 19 that we feed during the school year. So there’s still a tremendous gap and need out there
Bordeau says the best way to find a location is by texting the word Food to 877-877 and then entering your zip code. Brindisi is a co-sponsor of the Kids Eat Local Act which aims to make it easier for schools to purchase local foods.