With school out of session and summer finally here, the City of Newport has announced that they will once again be providing free meals for children all summer long.
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.
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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.