Summer Meals Program

BTSD Launches Summer Meals Program
Posted on 05/31/2024
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To provide free and nutritious meals to students this summer, Bristol Township’s Food Service Department is launching its Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

Starting on Monday, June 17, the Food Service Department will serve breakfast and lunch daily in Truman High School’s cafeteria. Meals are offered free of charge to any child 18 years of age or younger. No application or registration is required. Additionally, children do not need to be enrolled in a Bristol Township school, however, children need to be present to receive the free meals.

“We are excited to start our summer program and continue to help families who may be on tight budgets. By providing their children with two nutritious meals each day, we are helping combat food insecurity in our community,” said Brandon Lang, director of food services.

All breakfasts include a milk, fruit or vegetable, and grain/bread, while all lunches include a milk, two fruits and/or vegetables, grain/bread, and a meat or protein alternative. Menus will be posted in advance on the SFSP webpage.

The SFSP will operate Monday through Friday through August 23, with the exception of July 4 and 5. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There is a limit of one breakfast and one lunch per child, per day. Meals should be consumed on site.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is funding the summer meals program, which is run by school districts and local organizations. Sites can be found throughout the community.

Families can text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 304-304 and type in a zip code to find nearby summer meals sites, along with operating days and times or use the USDA’s site finder webpage. No application, registration or proof of residency or citizenship is required.

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