Summer Meals in New Brunswick

Posted by Eshaya Draper on 7/13/2020 1:00:00 PM

A parent receives food for their student.

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SUMMER MEALS – New Brunswick Public Schools recently began participating in a summer meal distribution program for qualifying students, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Like the meal distribution program that began in March when school buildings were closed related to the coronavirus pandemic (and which, by June, was providing 55,000 meals per week), meals are being distributed from four city locations, as follows: 

Distribution takes place each Tuesday and Friday, from 10 a.m. to noon. 

“Given the degree to which the coronavirus pandemic has challenged so many families in our community, we decided it was appropriate to continue our successful spring meal distribution program right through the summer,” explains Dr. Aubrey Johnson, superintendent, New Brunswick Public Schools. “Ensuring that our students continue receiving the meals they need is of the highest importance within our school district. And that’s what this program is all about.”

Additional information on how to participate in the program is available by visiting the district website, at:


About New Brunswick Public Schools
The New Brunswick, NJ public school district consists of two high schools (New Brunswick High School and Health Sciences Technology High School), a middle school (New Brunswick Middle School) and nine elementary schools (Lincoln, Lincoln Annex, Livingston, Lord Stirling, McKinley, Redshaw, Roosevelt, Paul Robeson Community School for the Arts, and Woodrow Wilson schools). A comprehensive educational program for students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade serves a student population of more than 10,000. New Brunswick Public Schools participates in the P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) public-private partnership, which provides select students an opportunity to simultaneously earn both a high school diploma and an associate degree in Engineering or an Engineering-related field.

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