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Summer Food Programs

Food programs for school-age children

Healthy food is available free or at low-cost to school children in some areas. To find out if your school offers breakfast or lunch programs like this, contact your local school district and ask to speak with someone about nutrition programs that are available through the school.

NJ Summer Food Programs PosterWhen school lets out for the summer a child's need for food does not go away. The Summer Food Service Program is designed to fill this potential nutrition gap, ensuring children can get the nutritious meals they need to stay healthy and alert. This is free of charge and does not require any enrollment.

Find a Summer Food Service Program in New Jersey.

Community Locations

When we receive specific information about summer food programs in local communities we will post it here. 

Clifton Summer Food Service Programs

Paterson Summer Food Service Programs

Paterson Summer Food Service Programs (in Spanish)

Professionals Serving Child Populations

Learn how your agency can receive funding for the Summer Food Service Program.

Learn more about the Summer Food Service Program.

To learn more about this program call the National Hunger Hotline at 866-3-HUNGRY (866-348-6479) or text 'Summer Meals' to '97779'.