According to reports, a three-year-old died Wednesday after being served a grilled cheese sandwich at a school in Harlem.
Elijah Silvera was rushed to a nearby hospital after being fed the grilled cheese sandwich at the Seventh Avenue Center For Family Services despite their knowledge of Silvera’s allergens to diary.
According to recent documents, the health department has shut down the center for further investigation.
A representative of the health department made a statement,
” We will get to the bottom of what happened here. In the meantime, we’re closing the center of Family services and continuing to aggressively investigate what happened and if the facility could’ve done something differently to prevent this tragedy from happening.”
The family created a go fund me account to support Elijah’s family in their time of need and so far they have raised $18,000.
We will keep you updated as the story continues to unfold.