THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, July 29, 2022 Page 3 Project Bread and Congresswoman Clark promote Summer Eats at Macdonald Stadium Offi ce of U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey Regional Director Liam Horsman, Mayor Gary Christenson, DESE Special Nutrition Programs Training Coordinator Shannon Raymond, DESE School Nutrition Programs Coordinator Kristina Webber, U.S. Department of Agriculture Regional School Nutrition Program Branch Chief Martine Cherry, MPS Superintendent Ligia Noriega-Murphy, MPS Finance Director Toni Mertz, Malden School Committee Vice Chair Jennifer Spadafora, Ward 5 School Committee Member Adam Weldai and MPS Assistant School Nutrition Director Kate Filteau. COVID-19 | SEE PAGE 15 Shown from left to right: Superintendent of Schools Ligia Noriega-Murphy, Malden Ward 8 School Committee Member Sharyn Rose-Zeiberg, Project Bread President/CEO Erin McAleer, Ward 5 School Committee Member Adam Weldai, State Representative Steven Ultrino, State Representative Paul Donato, Mayor Gary Christenson, Congresswoman Kathy Clark, State Representative Kate LipperGarabedian, driver Paul Romeo, School Committee Vice Chair Jen Spadafora, State Senator Jason Lewis and Malden Recreation Director Joseph Levine. Advocate Staff Report O n July 25, Project Bread, the state’s leading anti-hunger organization, Congresswoman Katherine Clark (5th District of Massachusetts) and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) led state and local offi cials on a tour of the Malden Public Schools (MPS) Food Truck at a Summer Eats stop at Macdonald Stadium. Summer Eats provides free meals for kids and teens at hundreds of sites across Massachusetts. Participating partners, including Malden Public Schools and the Mystic Valley YMCA, help to fund meal sites, which provide anyone under the age of 18 with a free meal a day at Summer Eats locations. During the event, kids and teens ran over from the Malden recreation sports clinic, and families brought children from the neighborhood to receive free lunch – a hot chicken sandwich – served by school nutrition staff . Congresswoman Clark and other attendees helped serve meals to the dozens of children and teens at the site. Attendees included Congressman Clark, Project Bread President/CEO Erin McAleer, State Senator Jason Lewis (5th Middlesex District), State Representatives Kate Lipper-Garabedian (32nd Middlesex District), Paul Donato (35th Middlesex District) and Steven Ultrino (33rd Middlesex District), Mayor Gary Christenson shook hands with Recreation staff .

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