Although summer may seem a long way off, it’s never too early to start thinking about what will happen to children once school is out and they no longer have access to the nutritious breakfast and lunch served during the school year. The Summer Meals Program was created to ensure that children in low-income areas could continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations.
The meals are nutritionally balanced according to USDA guidelines and are provided at no charge to the sites and children.
Summer Feeding Site Application HERE
It is estimated that over 57,000 children in our area are facing food insecurity. These are beautiful, active and hope-filled young citizens who deserve our help.
For this reason, the Food Bank of South Jersey has made a commitment to significantly expand our Summer Meals program. We hope that this will begin to reverse this disturbing trend. We have the sites, the children and the food; all we need are the corporate partners who care about bringing smiles to the warm hearts of these impressionable children.