TLS has learned exclusively that the state will be approving the summer food boxes for Lakewood.
As earlier reported, the Lakewood Board of Education received a preliminary verbal confirmation that the summer food boxes would be allowed to continue throughout the summer, but a final state approval was still needed.
An official moments ago told TLS that the state will be signing off on the summer boxes tomorrow.
TLS has also learned that the food box distribution will begin next Wednesday, July 13, and will take place at the public schools on Clifton Avenue, as well as on 7th Street.
All children ages 0 to 18 years old will be eligible for the boxes as well as special needs adults up to 21 years old. The boxes will contain 10 meals, for both breakfast and lunch for five days a week.
When contacted by TLS, General Counsel Michael Inzelbuch stated, “I can not discuss until the State announces tomorrow. But I will say that the elected members of the Board of Education, with G-d’s help, were very instrumental in a good development to be announced tomorrow that will help our public and nonpublic kids. I can’t state anything else for now.”