On Thursday, June 29th the City of Everett and the Malden YMCA kicked-off Everett’s Summer Food Service Program. The fun-filled family event was held at Meadows Park from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm with a barbecue from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Last summer the YMCA and the City served youth over 35,000 nutritious meals at 9 sites in the community.
Mayor DeMaria stated, “I am happy to work with the YMCA on the continued growth of the Summer Food Service Program for our youth in Everett. This program is extremely important to me as it offers our children with opportunities to eat and to improve their health. Together we are providing thousands of meals throughout the City to young individuals who might not eat otherwise. It is important that we continue to offer this program and continue to make a difference.”
Mayor DeMaria and the City of Everett work with the YMCA, the Department of Early Education and Care, Project Bread, Everett Community Health Partnership, and many other community partners to address Food Security and Food Equity. The Mayor and Everett have made a commitment to making our parks and community a healthy place to live and the YMCA is doing their part to help the City of Everett meet its mission.