On July 10th, 2014 BPS Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) kicked off the summer with a barbeque at the Thomas M. Menino Community Center in Roslindale. The youth from the community center enjoyed hot dogs, watermelon slices, coleslaw and potato salad prepared by Whitsons Culinary Group, this year’s Summer Food Service Program vendor.
Guest speakers included Kurt Messner, an Acting Regional Administrator from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Katie Millet, Executive Director of the Office for Nutrition, Health & Safety Programs at the Department of Early and Secondary Education (DESE), Edith Murnane, Director of Food Initiatives for the City of Boston, Deb Ventricelli, BPS FNS Deputy Director, and Cynthia Johnson, Director of the Thomas M. Menino Community Center.
Representatives from Chop Chop Magazine, the New England Dairy Council, and Project Bread also joined the festivities to promote the Summer Food Service Program. For more images from the event, check out the article on Wicked Local.
Wondering where to find lunch this summer? Visit an open site this summer! Details about open sites can be found at the Summer Food Service Program resource page.