Free Summer Meals

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Summer Food Service Program provides free meals when school is out! Here are the details:

  • Pick up at our main building at 21 Market Street, Paterson, NJ.
  • Pick up is at the Main Entrance
  • Monday & Wednesday only, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
  • Starts on July 6th and ends August 12th
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR FREE SUMMER MEALS?
  1. Children 18 years of age or younger who come to an approved open site or a site to which they are enrolled.
  2. Adults over 18 years of age who are enrolled in school programs for persons with disabilities may also receive meals.
  3. At sites that require enrollment, benefits are available only to children who receive free or reduced-price meals at school.
LOCATING OTHER SITES OFFERING THESE MEALS:

To find the closest site near you, text “FOOD” to 877-877 or “Summer Meals” to 97779 or visit the USDA site finder website at www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

The Summer Food Service Program is authorized by Section 13 of the National School Lunch Act and Child Nutrition Act of 1966 as amended by Public Law 103-448. USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

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