PLAINFIELD, NJ — Each year children who participate in a free or reduced price meal program at school lose access to vital meals for almost three months during the summer, leaving parents with the strain of filling in the gaps without any extra money in their budgets.  To help ease this burden, the City of Plainfield, in partnership with the Plainfield Public School District, will once again participate in the Summer Food Service Program that provides children and teens with free meals.

The Summer Food Service Program is a federally funded and state administered program that provides children 18 and under with the same free meal in accordance with a menu approved by the state agency. 

This year Plainfield's Summer Food Nutrition Program will distribute free Grab & Go meals to children and teens 18 and under Monday through Friday, from June 22 through August 31,10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the following parks:

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  • Hannah Atkins Playground, 508-52 West 3rd Street
  • Plainfield High School, 950 Park Avenue
  • Clinton Elementary School, 1302 West 4th Street
  • Emerson Elementary School, 305 Emerson Avenue

In the case of inclement weather, food will only be distributed at Plainfield High School.

For more information, contact the Division of Parks & Recreation at 908-753-3097. is Plainfield's free online daily newspaper for Plainfield, NJ news. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook, Twitter @PlainfieldTAP, and on Instagram @tapintoplainfield for all of your Plainfield local news.

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