SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Thanks to the United States Department of Agriculture, all Spotswood School District students have access to free lunches during virtual learning. The USDA free meal program began helping schools across the nation feed children during the summer months has been extended through the fall until at least December 31. The Spotswood School District announced it will notify families in advance when the program is ending. However, this week marks a change in designated pickup locations and date according to a mass email sent to parents of Schoenly, Appleby, Memorial and Spotswood High School students.

Lunches must still be ordered in advance utilizing a weekly Google form. However, instead of on Monday, lunches will be picked up on Wednesday. So, for the upcoming school week, Google forms must be completed by Friday, September 25 at 8 a.m. Lunches will then be picked up on Wednesday, September 30 at either Spotswood High School or the Helmetta Community Center. Pickup times are from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Parents picking up lunches must wear face coverings and should have their identification ready. A Google form must be completed for each child ordering a free lunch.

The lunches are prepared by the Spotswood School District's food service management company, Whitsons. Google forms can be found online.