ROSELLE, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has updated their policies for the Summer Food Services program this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is allowing schools to continue with their method of having meals picked up or delivered to homes. The N.J. Dept. of Agriculture will help facilitate the transition to these new methods of serving meals. The state is also advising that all social distancing guidelines be followed and that meals be distributed outdoors. This year 1,068 food distribution sites have been approved so far.

The Summer Food Services program begins in Roselle on Monday. The program is funded by The USDA, run by the state and organized by the Roselle Boro Board of Education.

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Abraham Clark High School and St. Joseph the Carpenter School will be serving meals Monday through Friday beginning June 29 and ending August 7. For the month of July only Leonard V. Moore Middle School, Washington Elementary and Grace Wilder School will all begin serving meals Monday through Thursday.

Breakfast is served between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., lunch is served between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and is free to all children under the age of 18.