become a summer meal site

If your organization operates a program where for children in the summer, you could become a summer meals site!


What does it mean to be a summer meals site?

While being a summer meals sponsor involves significant training and program management, community programs and organizations can sign on with a sponsor in their area to be a site to provide meals to children.

Consider becoming a site!

Without school meals, these children often face hunger during the summer. In addition to providing free, healthy meals, these programs also offer an opportunity for children 18 years and younger to play together, engage in enrichment activities, hone their academic skills and be better prepared when they return to school in September. To effectively combat the summertime nutrition gap, communities need to work together to serve up meals to more children in high-poverty communities. To learn more, please contact the New Jersey Department of Agriculture at 609-292-4498.