Newport Public Schools Summer Meals Program returns June 24 – August 30

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The City of Newport has announced the Summer Meals Program, that is scheduled to serve lunch Monday – Friday from June 24 – August 30th.

The Announcement

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping our children healthy while school is out. The City of Newport provides free meals to children during the summer.

This summer, meals will be served at the following locations, dates and times.  There are no income requirements or registration. Any child under age 18 may come to eat. For more information, contact Cindy King at (401) 842-1911.

You can come to the Summer Meals Kick-off Barbecue to learn more about the summer meals program and for a day of fun with your family. The State-wide Kick-off  Barbecue will be held on Monday, June 24, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Miantonomi Park, Hillside Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island. There is no cost to attend.

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Each year, the US Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations like Newport Public Schools to provide free meals to children when school is out for the summer. For more information about the national Summer Food Service Program, visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/summer-food-service-program. For more information on summer feeding sites near you, including locations and serving times around the state, contact the United Way by calling 211.

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:http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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

(3)      email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Further, the Rhode Island Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, race, color, religion, national origin or disability.  To file a complaint of discrimination with the State of Rhode Island, write to the Rhode Island Department of Education, Director, Office of Equity and Access, 255 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903 or call (401) 222-8979.

Newport Public Schools will be serving summer lunch from June 24 – August 30, 2019.

Lunch will be served Monday through Friday.

The following is a list of open sites and anticipated mealtimes.

There will be no service on July 4th, 2019

Aquidneck Park, Spring Street                       July 1 – August 23               11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Vernon Park, Freeborn Street                         July 1 – August 23               11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Miantonomi Park, Hillside Avenue                 June 24 – August 28            12:30 – 1:30 pm

Chapel Terrace, Chapel Street                       June 25 – August 28            11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Festival Field Apartments, Girard Avenue     June 25 – August 28            12:15 – 1:15 pm

Boys & Girls Club, York Street                       July 1 – August 23               8:00 – 8:15 am Breakfast*

Boys & Girls Club, York Street                       July 22 – August 15 M-Th   11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch

Rogers High School, 15 Wickham Road          July 8 – July 25 M-Th          8:30 – 9:00 am Breakfast

Thompson Middle School, 55 Broadway         August 5 – August 23          8:30 – 9:00 am Breakfast

*No service August 9th

The following is a list of enrolled sites and anticipated meal times.

There will be no service on July 4th 2019

Tennis Hall of Fame, Memorial Boulevard      July 1 – August 22 M-Th     9:00 am Breakfast

Tennis Hall of Fame, Memorial Boulevard      July 1 – August 22 M-Th     11:45 am Lunch **

YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown              June 24 – August 30            8:45 am – 9:15 am Breakfast

YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown              June 24 – August 30            12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch

Pell School, 35 Dexter Street                          July 9 – August 9                 8:10 am Breakfast

Pell School, 35 Dexter Street                          July 9 – August 9                 11:30 am Lunch

MCOZ Forest Avenue School, Middletown      July 1 – August 9 M-Th       11:30 am – 12:00 pm Lunch

MCOZ Forest Avenue School, Middletown      July 1 – August 9 M-Th       10:00 am Snack

** No program July 15th – 19th

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