Summer Food Distribution – Thomas A. Edison School & JFK Elementary School

Normally, meals and snacks are a cornerstone of our programs for students. When schools close over the summer, we ensure that kids still receive breakfasts and lunches.

Carver Center will again be providing healthy meals during the summer months to Port Chester School District children and families through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a federally-funded, state-administered program that serves free meals to children and teens in low-income areas.  Meals on Main Street will collaborate with Carver by providing weekend meals on Fridays. 

Beginning July 12, the Carver Center will be distributing meals each weekday, at two locations in Port Chester, the Thomas A. Edison School at 132 Rectory Street and the JFK Elementary School at 40 Olivia Street.  Hours for pick up will be 10:00am to 2:00pm.  No paperwork or proof of income will be required to receive the meals. Grab and go meals will be provided so families can continue to follow safe distancing guidelines.

Last summer, Carver Center distributed 16,919 free breakfasts and lunches to families through this program.

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Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
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(1)  mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
                Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
                1400 Independence Avenue, SW
                Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)  fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)  email: program.intake@usda.gov

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