All Ten Sites Offering Dinner to Club Members
(Santa Maria, CA) Oct 20, 2016- Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Maria Valley (BGCSMV) has partnered with Community Action Commission (CAC) to provide dinner for Club members at all 10 BGCSMV locations. The meals are prepared offsite and delivered to clubsites daily. Children attending any of our clubsites receive a hot meal before they leave at the end of the day. The nutritionally balanced menu is seasonal and locally sourced in co-operation with the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County and prepared at the Good Samaritan Shelter. Menus offer entrees like Chicken & Dumplings and Beef Fajitas.
Chef Anthony Trezza is passionate about providing high-quality, nutritional, and tasty food. “As a Chef, I feel that it’s great that we can provide a meal to children in need. It’s not enough just to provide nutrition. I want to provide something that tastes great and looks great. Good food comes from the heart,” stated Trezza.
Nester Frausto, Health and Life Skills Coordinator at BGCSMV knows that this meal program is important to our Club members. “A lot of children we serve would go without a nutritious meal in the evening if it weren’t for our dinner program. Their next meal would be breakfast at school. I know it’s important to our parents that their children are getting a healthy meal before they leave the club each day.”
CAC Executive Director, Fran Forman echoed that sentiment,
“We are delighted to be partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Maria Valley to make sure that local children are healthy and well fed. The dinner program fills a nutrition gap for children who might not otherwise have access to healthy evening meals.”
Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Maria Valley is grateful for CAC’s commitment to nourish the youth we serve through this collaborative dinner program.
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Maria Valley currently provides programs for over 1,400 registered children ages 6 – 18 in Santa Maria and Guadalupe. An additional 6,900 children benefit from Club sponsored sports programming.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Maria Valley’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those that need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, & caring citizens. For more info on BGCSMV, please call 805-354-7421 or visit bgcsmv.org
Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County (CAC) is a non-profit organization that improves the quality of life for low-income children, youth, families and seniors throughout Santa Barbara County. Founded in 1967, CAC serves over 10,000 individuals each year and operates over 20 diverse programs. CAC’s mission is to create opportunities for Santa Barbara County families to achieve stability. Visit www.cacsb.org for more information.