SICM Recognizes Summer Lunch Program Volunteers
For more than 20 years, the Schenectady Inner City Mission (SICM) free summer meals program has helped hungry children in Schenectady. Lunches are served at about 25 locations specifically targeted to reach the largest number of hungry children. At most of SICM’s summer lunch sites, nearly 100% of the children qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. The NY State Education Department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture fund SICM’s summer lunch program by reimbursing SICM for each meal served. Lunch is available to youth 18 and under, and an average of 2000 children are feed each day.
On August 23rd, SICM hosted an Ice Cream Social which was held at Schenectady’s Central Park to thank community churches and businesses who took part in the 2016 Summer Lunch program. Make-your-own ice cream sundaes (courtesy of Stewart’s) were enjoyed by all. A short program followed and community churches and businesses were recognized and presented with Certificates of Appreciation. With 2 weeks to go, the program has already served 75,000 breakfasts and lunches to children throughout Schenectady County. NRC provided 14 volunteers who helped serve on selected days during July and August. The Mission and Service Committee would like to thank all who participated in this worthwhile program.