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News Release: the 2016 Summer Food Service Program

Young girl eating blueberries The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties will be participating in the 2016 Summer Food Service Program from June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016.  The Summer Food Service Program is a federal program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services.  All children 18 years of age and under who are enrolled in program sites will receive the same free meal in accordance with a menu approved by the state agency regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age.  Below is the income guidelines used for determining children’s eligibility for free meals.

July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016   

FAMILY SIZE/INCOME MEALS

FOR FREE MEALS

(as announced by the United States Department of Agriculture)

SCALE IS BASED ON GROSS INCOME BEFORE DEDUCTIONS

HOUSEHOLD

SIZE

           FREE MEALS  

Annual

Monthly

Weekly

1

21,775 1,815 419

2

29,471

2,456

567

3

37,167

3,098

715

4

44,863

3,739

863

5

52,559

4,380

1,011

6

60,255

5,022

1,159

7

67,951 5,663 1,307
8 75,647 6,304

1,455

Each Additional Family Member

 +7,696  +642  +148

Children who are part of households that receive food stamps or benefits under the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits at eligible program site.

In accordance with Federal Civil Rights Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, office, 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.

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