This summer, a group of Bridgeton youth are working for the summer feeding initiative and being paid to help feed community members. With the help of New Jersey Health Initiatives, these youth are also receiving leadership training and learning how to live a healthy lifestyle.
The CCPYDC is very proud of these youth and pleased to see them continuing the Coalition’s work on summer feeding!
“BRIDGETON — After the kids were done playing soccer for the Bridgeton Police Athletic League, area teens arrived with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, water ice, apples and cheese sticks.
“Bridgeton Youth: Helping to Feed, Learning to Lead,” states the teens’ shirts.
During the school year, many Bridgeton kids are given free meals at their schools but, once the summer hits, the children are left without the nutrition they need.
Some motivated teens are working for the Bridgeton Youth Leadership Group are working to help educate area families about the Summer Food Service Program, a U.S. Department of Agriculture-supported program that feeds eligible children while school is not in session.”
“Participating Bridgeton Public School District students were recognized for their efforts in creating a poster demonstrating self-love for the Love Yourself, See Yourself, Be Yourself Poster Contest. The contest was sponsored by the Cumberland County Positive Youth Development Coalition (CCPYDC), a countywide juvenile delinquency reduction and prevention effort funded by the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General and Cumberland County Freeholders. The CCPYDC partnered with the Greater Bridgeton Family Success Center and Bridgeton’s Police Athletic League (PAL) in sponsorship of this event.”