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Pol Calls For Kosher, Halal Options In DOE Summer Meals Program
by Rivka Hia
Kosher kugel for the kids alongside the ham and cheese?
That's the goal of Hamilton Heights Councilman Marc Levine, who was slated to propose a non-binding resolution Thursday calling on the Department of Education to include kosher and halal food in its free Summer Meals Program.
"The Summer Meals program of the DOE is probably one of the best programs in New York with the least public awareness," Levine told The Jewish Week. "It's an amazing service providing free breakfast and lunch to any child in NYC regardless of immigration status. This wonderful resource in effect, is excluding probably well over a 100,000 young people. We also see this as an area where there's a natural alliance between myself and [Muslim] Council Member I. Daneek Miller," who represents the St. Albans area in Queens.
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