Fulfill To Provide Free Summer Meals For Children

Chef Mary-Green (Photo courtesy Fulfill)

NEPTUNE – Fulfill, formerly The Food Bank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties, plans to provide meals for low-income children during summer programs in June as part of the 2018 Summer Food Service Program.

Fulfill sponsors 20 programs all around Monmouth and Ocean Counties where children up to 18 years old can go to have a meal in a safe and organized environment.

Participating sites can include summer camp programs at schools, churches and community centers where children are enrolled. There are also open sites where any child can go to receive a meal, regardless of enrollment, according to Fulfill.

Chef Pat Moeller (Photo courtesy Fulfill)

Participating children will receive free breakfast and lunch every day at Fulfill sites. Last summer, 59,000 meals were distributed to well-deserving kids.

“It’s such an important program because it really helps fill the gap between the school year and when children are used to getting their meals during the day,” said Wendi Cassidy, Fulfill’s Network Engagement Team Manager.

Fulfill plans to provide meals to more than 1,000 children in our community this summer. For more information, visit fulfillnj.org.