PATERSON, NJ – In continued efforts to ease the transition from school to home-based learning, and to make sure Paterson Public School’s students stay well-fed during the COVID-19, coronavirus related closures, a new roster of sites will be used for meal pick-ups starting on Monday, March 30.

Parents and guardians will pick up student meals twice a week. On Wednesday, they will pick up enough student meals for three days (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday). On Monday they will pick up  enough student meals for two days (Monday and Tuesday). The sites will continue to be open on Mondays and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. until further notice.

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“All of the new distribution sites are district schools, which makes it convenient for parents and guardians to obtain meals for their children as well as any instructional packets they request or materials we may need to disseminate in the coming days,” Superintendent of Schools Eileen Shafer said before adding her thanks to everyone that helped launch the program last week, as well as the hundreds of volunteers, including her administrative team, the Facilities Department, the Food Services Department who have been helped distribute meals in the past days.

The 14 student meal distribution sites that will go into effect on Monday, March 30th are:


In Ward 1:

Public School No. 28, 200 Presidential Blvd.

Public School No. 12, 121 North Second Street


In Ward 2:

Public School No. 7, 106 Ramsey Street

Public School No. 19, 31 James Street


In Ward 3:

Public School No. 20, 500 East 37th Street

STARS Academy, 765 14th Avenue

Paterson School No. 18, 51 East 18th Street


In Ward 4:

Public School No. 21, 322 10th Avenue

St. Luke Baptist Church, 139 Carroll Street


In Ward 5:

The Full Service Community Center, 518 Market Street

The Great Falls Academy (GFA) Program at Public School No. 11, 350 Market Street

Temple Shalom, 586 Main Street


In Ward 6:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Education Complex, 851 East 28th Street

Public School No. 9, 6 Timothy Street