Food Service Program

Carver Center’s Food Service Program is serving snacks and meals to approximately 800 After School students at the four Port Chester Elementary Schools, the Port Chester Middle School, and to the teens who come to our Teen Center. In the month of November we served 441 snacks and 8,082 meals. Each meal consists of five important food components: vegetables, fruit, whole grains, meat/meat substitute and milk.

2021 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 provided 20,890 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 collaborated with us by providing weekend meals on Fridays. 

Carver Center distributed meals each weekday, at two locations in Port Chester, the Thomas A. Edison School nd the JFK Elementary School.  No paperwork or proof of income was required to receive the meals. Grab and go meals were provided so families can continue to follow safe distancing guidelines.

In 2020, Carver Center distributed 16,919 free breakfasts and lunches to families through this program.


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
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.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(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

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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