(This Policy Bulletin Replaces PB #09-53-OPE)
The purpose of this policy bulletin is to inform all Job Center and Non Cash Assistance Food Stamp (NCA FS) Center staff of the free Summer Meals Program administered by the New York City Department of Education (DOE).
From June 29 through August 27, 2010, the Summer Meals Program will provide breakfast and lunch at no charge to children under 19 years of age, at hundreds of public schools, pools, parks, and other sites throughout the five boroughs. Breakfast will be served from 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM; lunch will be served from 11:00 AM to 1:15 PM.
Children are eligible for the Summer Meals Program whether or not they attend public school and regardless of family income or citizenship status. Children may participate at any meal site; no forms, identification, or documents are required. Meals will feature nutritious, low-fat foods including salads, yogurt, fresh fruit, and vegetables.
Management Information Systems (MIS) will mail the letter from the Commissioner (Attachment A), the Free Summer Meals Attachment B) flyer and the Important Information About the Summer Meals Program (EXP-86E) form to Cash Assistance and Food Stamp (FS) households. Form EXP-86E replaces the Parent/Guardian Summer Meals Program Letter (EXP-85J) which is now obsolete.
Participants may also call 311 or visit http://www.opt-osfns.org/ to learn more about site locations.