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Schenectady lunch program serves more than 1,000 kids daily

Tyriek Sontog, 7, has a hamburger while reading during the kick-off to the Schenectady Inner City Ministry free summer lunch program in July 2013 in Jerry Burrell Park.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Tyriek Sontog, 7, has a hamburger while reading during the kick-off to the Schenectady Inner City Ministry free summer lunch program in July 2013 in Jerry Burrell Park.
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What’s the best lunch offered through Schenectady Inner City Ministry’s Summer Lunch Program? An informal poll shows it’s pizza. Sadly, Tuesday wasn’t pizza day, but a group of hungry kids at Jerry Burrell Park downed ham-and-cheese sandwiches like they were their all-time favorite. “The food is good,” confirmed 8-year-old Jeraisy Loemgarcia as she peered into her white paper lunch sack and pulled out a bag of pretzels. The Summer Lunch Program has been up and ...

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