SUMMER MEALS

Summer meals for kids and teens are available all summer long at sites across our community!

Summer Meals program details:

  • Meals are free for children and teens ages 18 and under
  • No application or registration required
  • The summer meals program is a federal program. Due to changes at the federal level, we are no longer able to offer grab & go or parent pick-up meals. However, we are dedicated to still serving children and the community, and you can find times and locations where to plan to serve meals below.
  • The meals served are healthy and follow USDA nutrition guidelines

Have a safe and healthy summer!

¡Las comidas de verano para niños y adolescentes están disponibles durante todo el verano en sitios de nuestra comunidad!

Detalles del programa de comidas de verano:

  • Las comidas son gratuitas para niños y adolescentes menores de 18 años
  • No se requiere solicitud ni registro
  • El programa de comidas de verano es un programa federal. Debido a los cambios a nivel federal, ya no podemos ofrecer comidas para llevar o comidas para llevar para los padres. Sin embargo, estamos dedicados a seguir sirviendo a los niños y a la comunidad, y puede encontrar horarios y lugares donde planear servir comidas a continuación.
  • Las comidas que se sirven son saludables y siguen las pautas de nutrición del USDA

¡Que tengas un verano seguro y saludable!

OPEN SITES

These sites are open for food distribution at the times listed. The program runs June 27-September 2 unless otherwise noted. No registration necessary, though a limited number of meals may be available.

Beacon of Hope
41 Mill St., Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
Mon-Fri, lunch at 11:30 a.m.

Heavens Nest Learning Center
1614 Salem Rd, Burlington, NJ 08016 609.556.8664
Mon-Fri, breakfast 8:30 a.m. and lunch 12:00 p.m.

Mildred Magowan Elementary School
405 Cherrix Ave, Edgewater Park, NJ 08010
Mon-Thu, lunch 11:00 a.m.

Rising Star Learning Academy
201 Levitt Parkway, Willingboro, NJ 08046
Mon-Fri, breakfast 7:00 a.m. and lunch 11:00 a.m.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
121 High St, Mt Holly, NJ 08060
Mon-Fri, breakfast 8:00 a.m. and lunch 12:00 p.m.

C.A.R.E. For Me Children’s Learning Center
6015 Westfield Avenue, Pennsauken, NJ 08110
Mon-Fri, July 5-August 19, breakfast 8:00 a.m. and afternoon snack 2:30 p.m.

Dr. Albert Bean Elementary School
70 3rd Ave, Pine Hill, 08021
Mon-Thu, July 5-28, breakfast at 8:15 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m.

Riletta L. Cream Library
852 Ferry Ave, Camden, NJ 08104
Mon-Thu, lunch at 11:30 a.m. and afternoon snack at 1:30 p.m.

Love2Learn Early Learning Academy
510 Williamstown Rd. Suite B, Sicklerville, NJ 08081
Mon-Fri, breakfast at 7:00 a.m. and lunch at 12:00 p.m.

Pennsauken UMC 2
3559 Pennsylvania Avenue, Pennsauken, NJ 08109
Mon-Fri, lunch at 11 a.m. and afternoon snack at 2:00 p.m.

Pine Hill Middle School
1100 Turnersville Rd, Pine Hill, NJ 08021
Mon-Thu, July 5-28, breakfast at 8:15 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m.

Puerto Rican Unity for Progress
818 Broadway, Camden, NJ08103
Mon-Thu, July 5-August 18, breakfast at 8:30 a.m., lunch at 12:00 p.m.

ECO Charter School
817 Carpenter Street, Camden, NJ 08102
Tue morning snack at 10:30 and lunch at 12:30 p.m.

Overbrook High School
1200 Turnersville Rd, Pine Hill, NJ 08021
Mon-Thu, in July, breakfast at 8:15 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m.

Mt. Olivet SDA Church
800 Chelton Ave, Camden, NJ 08104
Mon-Fri, July 18-22, afternoon snack 5:00 p.m. and dinner 7:00 p.m.

GCLS Greenwich Library
411 Swedesboro Rd, Gibbstown, NJ 08027
Mon-Fri, lunch 11:30 a.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are summer meals programs?
Summer meals programs are funded by the USDA and designed to provide kids and teens ages 18 and under with healthy meals during the summer months when school is out of session.

What are the requirements for my child or teen to receive a meal? Do I have to fill out an application form?
There is no application or registration required to receive a meal. You do not have to provide proof of income, residency, or citizenship. Just show up!

Do meals have to be eaten on-site?
Yes, due to federal regulations, all meals must be consumed on-site. Children can take one fruit, vegetable, or grain item from their meal off-site to eat later.

Is there a cost?
No. All summer meals offered through the USDA’s programs are free to all kids and teens ages 18 and under.

Can parents or guardians pick up meals on behalf of their kids?
No. Due to changes at the federal level. Parents and guardians can no longer pick-up meals on behalf of their kids and meals must be consumed on-site. However, many meal sites include fun activities for kids and the whole family.

What kind of food is served at these sites?
The meals served are healthy and meet USDA guidelines. A typical lunch, for example, could include a turkey sandwich on wheat bread, milk, an apple, and a salad. Check our menu at LINK.

Who funds free summer meals?
Summer meals programs are federally funded by the USDA through the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option.

Have other questions?
Please contact Frances Madeira at summermeals@foodbanksj.org or 609.472.1400.

Have more questions? Please out to Frances Madeira at summermeals@foodbanksj.org or 609.472.1400.

The Summer Feeding Supplemental Program is a USDA program administered by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture

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