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Re-open Astor Community Garden and the BITE Food Pantry

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Grant the BITE Organization the Astor Community Garden space to continue their decade-plus Free Programing. Including S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Programing in Astor Community Garden, funded by the BITE Organization. The New Jersey Board of Education(N.J.B.O.E.), School Development Authority (S.D.A.), Jersey City Board of Education (J.C.B.O.E.), and Jersey City Board of Education Superintendent Walker, we request the creation of a granted space to this nonprofit. This Organization provides Free Programming, including S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Programing in Astor Community Garden, taught and funded by the BITE Organization. These services have been free and open to all communities for more than a decade.

The BITE Programs in Astor Community Garden include;

Organic Growers for Family Gardners

Free Food Pantry and Services Program

We Read for Success Family Book Club

STEAM/STEM Club

The How To's of Composing

After School Homework Program

Introduction of fruits and vegetables K-6

Internships and Community Service Programs

The A.B.C.'s and 123's of Literary and Math

Civics and Me

University and College Days (twice monthly)

K-6 Garden Field Trips

7-12 Year-Round Community Service Hours

The BITE Free Food Pantry and Services Programming is open every week to provide fresh food and services to more than 1,500 families weekly.

We trust the creator of Astor Community Garden, who is also the President of the BITE Organization, Bishop T. Bland,

These Organizations have proven their commitment to our communities. The BITE and Garden Free programs and services were created and maintained without applications or identifications.

. We stand with the BITE Organization and demand Astor Community Garden's reopening and the BITE Food Pantry and Service Programs for our children and families.

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