NJ Summer Meals Program
Federal summer meals programs provide a solution to summertime hunger for kids. Communities across New Jersey are increasingly offering free meals to children in the summer at schools, parks, libraries and other places where children congregate. Not only can kids get healthy meals, they also can connect with friends, engage in fun, healthy activities and get some exercise. Many students rely on school meals to get the nutrition they need to grow, be healthy and succeed in school. In the summer, these children lack access to those meals and families struggle to put food on the table.
The federal summer meals program provides a solution to summertime hunger for kids. But last year, just 21 percent of eligible NJ kids received these meals.