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Posted on: March 15, 2021

USDA Announces Extension for Summer Meals Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the nationwide extension of several waivers that allow children to continue to receive free nutritious meals this summer when schools are out of session. They are available now through September 30, 2021.

New Jersey Department of Agriculture Douglas Fisher noted that these meals are available to every child in New Jersey. Summer meal sites are places where children and youth, age 18 and under, can receive meals at no cost in a safe environment. The meals are also available to persons over age 18 with mental or physical disabilities. For locations, dates, and times the meals are provided by participating schools who operate open sites can be on the USDA Food and Nutrition website.

Contact: Lori Buckelew, Assistant Executive Director, lbuckelew@njlm.org, 609-695-3481 x112.

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