The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh will continue its summer food program beginning this month, offering free kosher and kosher style meals to children, ages 18 and under, as part of a United States Department of Agriculture program locally administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
The meals will be provided to all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.
The JCC has been participating in the USDA program “for many summers to help fill children’s food needs when school is not in session,” according to Roberta Mintz Levine, director of marketing and engagement for the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh.
“This year, as we all know, the situation brought about by the COVID-19 crisis has probably created new, critical needs that can be helped by this program,” she said.
The JCC has adapted some of its meal distribution practices in light of the pandemic.
On Tuesdays, two meals will be handed out to each participant; on Thursdays, three meals will be handed out. Parents can pick up the meals, and no meals will be consumed on site.
Those picking up the meals are required to wear masks and practice safe social distancing.
Kosher meals will be provided on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the JCC in Squirrel Hill, 5738 Darlington Road, June 1 – August 21, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Kosher style meals will be provided at 261 Rosecrest Drive in Monroeville, June 22 – August 21, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
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– Toby Tabachnick