ORANGE, NJ - Mayor Dwayne D. Warren, Esq. announced that the City of Orange Township will participate in the 2017 Summer Food Service Program from June 26 to August 18, 2017.

The Summer Food Service Program is a federal program of the Food and Nutrition Services, United States Department of Agriculture.  This program provides all children 18 years of age and under with the same free meal in accordance with a menu approved by the state agency. 

"This program was created so that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals during the summer when school is out", Mayor Warren said. "Just as learning doesn't end when school lets out, neither does a child's need for good nutrition."

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This summer, meals will be served at locations throughout Orange, including:

- Central Playground, Central and Lincoln Avenue

- Colgate Park, Day Street

- Metcalf Park, Valley Street

- Orange Public Library, 348 Main Street

A complete list of local organizations participating in the Summer Food Program were made available through various media outlets and local newspapers March 31, 2017. The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). 

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.