Summer Food Programs
Food programs for school-age children
When school lets out for the summer a child's need for food does not go away. Healthy food is available for free or at a low cost to school children in some areas. To find out if your child's school offers breakfast or lunch programs like this, contact your local school district and ask to speak with someone about nutrition programs available through the school.
The Summer Food Service Program is designed to fill this potential nutrition gap, ensuring children can get the nutritious meals they need to stay healthy and alert. This is free of charge and does not require any enrollment. Find a location near you.
The Seamless Summer Option program lets families pick up free food from their local school district, even if they do not qualify for free and reduced-price meals.
Professionals Serving Child Populations
Learn how your agency can receive funding for the Summer Food Service Program. Apply today through the NJ Department of Agriculture.