The 2023 Summer Food Service Program, providing free meals to approximately 400,000 young people at parks, pools, libraries, camps, and schools, kicks off in July at nearly 2,500 sites statewide. Food Service sites within 15 miles include:
- The Newburgh Housing Authority
- Center For Hope
- Newburgh Free Library
- Chadwich Lake Park
About the Summer Food Service Program:
- Statewide, over 495 organizations will serve nutritious meals every day.
- Summer meal sites offer nutritious, healthy meals for children, often with fresh, locally sourced produce.
- There are approximately 2,500 Summer Food Service Program feeding sites throughout the State.
- Beginning this summer, meals will be available for pick-up, or delivered to eligible children in rural areas who can’t get to a meal site.
- It is anticipated that more than 20 million nutritious meals will be served to New York children this summer.
There are several tools available to help families find the nearest site:
- Use the interactive USDA online map
- Text “Food or “Comida” to 304-304
- Call the USDA National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-3-HAMBRE
- 211 in New York State
- 311 in New York City
The Summer Food Service Program was established to ensure that low-income children aged 18 and younger receive nutritious meals when schools are not in session. USDA Food and Nutrition Service administers the Summer Food Service Program at the national level, and the New York State Education Department administers it at the state level.
More information is available at the 2023 Summer Food Service Program.
Orange County resources can be found here: https://www.orangecountygov.com/2238/Food-Assistance