During the school year, Carver Center’s Food Service Program serves snacks and meals to 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. Each meal consists of five important food components: vegetables, fruit, whole grains, meat/meat substitute and milk.
In fiscal year 2021 – 2022, we served 151,911 meals to local children!
Summer Food Distribution
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 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. 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.
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