BX daycare cuts free meal program

Some Bronx parents are upset over the decision made by a local day care center to cut its school meal program. The administration of the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center sent out a letter to parents

News 12 Staff

Aug 23, 2008, 5:51 PM

Updated 5,812 days ago

Share:

Some Bronx parents are upset over the decision made by a local day care center to cut its school meal program.
The administration of the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center sent out a letter to parents at Co-Op City, informing them that the school has decided to trim its budget by cutting its free breakfast and lunch program.
?By the time I get home and get settled, I guess I have to start preparing breakfast and lunch for the next day,? says Keisha Howard, whose twins attend the daycare. ?It?s a whole other routine added on to my routine.?
Some parents say they would rather pay the daycare extra than provide their own food.
?I believe that a reasonable increase in tuition is better than having parents bring their own food to school,? says DQ Senanu, whose son is also enrolled in Mosholu.
Janine Nelson says the school?s decision is forcing her and many other parents to face a tough decision.
?If I knew the food was going to be taken away, I probably would have considered another center first,? she says. ?But I don?t want to uproot her and start all over because she?s just a baby and the adjustment is difficult.?
The school administrator says she would be happy to talk to concerned parents, but the center will not revoke its decision to cut the program. Come September, parents will have to provide their children with food and drink that would be refrigerated and served at lunchtime.


More from News 12
1:55
Police: 2 men die after small plane crashes at MacArthur Airport

Police: 2 men die after small plane crashes at MacArthur Airport

1:49
Morning showers and storms to give way to warm and humid conditions

Morning showers and storms to give way to warm and humid conditions

0:18
Police: 3 men wanted for stealing $6,000 worth of sunglasses in Lake Grove

Police: 3 men wanted for stealing $6,000 worth of sunglasses in Lake Grove

0:20
Big Lots to close stores nationwide, including 2 locations on Long Island

Big Lots to close stores nationwide, including 2 locations on Long Island

0:16
Riverhead police chief announces departure from department

Riverhead police chief announces departure from department

1:48
Made on Long Island: Long Island Meal Prep in West Hempstead

Made on Long Island: Long Island Meal Prep in West Hempstead

0:42
Long Island Ducks to host first ever Chicken Nugget Championship on Friday

Long Island Ducks to host first ever Chicken Nugget Championship on Friday

1:49
Democratic delegates from LI give support to VP Harris to be presidential nominee

Democratic delegates from LI give support to VP Harris to be presidential nominee

AP survey: Harris has enough delegate support to become the Democratic Party nominee

AP survey: Harris has enough delegate support to become the Democratic Party nominee

0:29
Founder of Island Harvest Linda Breitstone dies at age 73

Founder of Island Harvest Linda Breitstone dies at age 73

0:34
Town of Hempstead Councilman Chris Carini laid to rest in Farmingdale

Town of Hempstead Councilman Chris Carini laid to rest in Farmingdale

1:36
3 men face murder charges in strangulation of North Amityville man

3 men face murder charges in strangulation of North Amityville man

1:32
Long Island special needs group receives bike donation

Long Island special needs group receives bike donation

0:24
Duck Donuts to offer BOGO deal Tuesday for National Sprinkle Day

Duck Donuts to offer BOGO deal Tuesday for National Sprinkle Day

3:04
Nassau Legislature Rules Committee votes to move forward with transferring operations of Nassau Coliseum to Las Vegas Sands

Nassau Legislature Rules Committee votes to move forward with transferring operations of Nassau Coliseum to Las Vegas Sands

0:37
Annual LI golf outing raises funds for those struggling with mental health, substance abuse

Annual LI golf outing raises funds for those struggling with mental health, substance abuse

1:32
Surf session held for adults and kids with disabilities

Surf session held for adults and kids with disabilities

0:17
Police: Valley Stream man slashed woman with knife at deli

Police: Valley Stream man slashed woman with knife at deli

1:43
Long Islanders have mixed reaction to President Biden’s announcement on presidential run

Long Islanders have mixed reaction to President Biden’s announcement on presidential run

0:46
President Biden announces end of 2024 bid for presidency; endorses VP Kamala Harris for pick

President Biden announces end of 2024 bid for presidency; endorses VP Kamala Harris for pick