PLAINFIELD, NJ - Each year, children who participate in their school’s free or reduced price meal program lose access to vital meals for nearly three months during the summer, leaving parents with the burden of filling in the gaps without any extra money in their budgets.  To help ease this burden, Plainfield will again participate in the Summer Food Service Program, providing children 18 and under with free meals.

The Plainfield Board of Education will be participating in the 2019 Summer Food Service Program from July 1, 2019 to August 23, 2019. Free summer meals will be available at 3 locations: Hanna Atkins Playfroun, Rushmore Playground and Seidler Field at 2:30 and 5:30 throughout the week. To be eligible, children must be 18yrs and younger.

According to the press releas obtained from the City, 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.

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