January 27, 2022

Summer Food Service Program Announced


East Providence – With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. East Providence Recreation provides free meals to enrolled children during the summer.

 This summer, meals will be available for all children enrolled in the Pierce Field day camp from June 28 – August 6, 2021. For more information, contact East Providence at 401-435-7511.

Meals will be available to all enrolled children, free of charge. Participating sites must demonstrate economic need by collecting income information for participants to demonstrate that at least 50% of the participating population meets the eligibility standards described below:

Summer Food Service Program
Eligibility Standards

Must Include:
July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

1    $23,606    $1,968    $454
2    $31,894    $2,658    $614
3    $40,182    $3,349    $773
4    $48,470    $4,040   $933
5    $56,758    $4,730    $1,092
6    $65,046    $5,421    $1,251
7    $73,334     $6,112    $1,411
8    $81,622     $6,802   $1,570
For each additional family member: +$8,288 +$691 +$160

Children who are members of SNAP or RI Works assistance households are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits at eligible sites.

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.


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