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Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market First Summer Meal Program Feeds 50+ Kids

July 1, 2016 | Community News, Trenton

usda summer mealsIn addition to being known by Trenton residents as a community hub for health and wellness, the Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market is now recognized as the first farmers market in the state to participate in the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program.

Sponsored by the USDA, the program helps ensure that children age 18 and under receive a nutritious and balanced meal when school is not in session.

The program kicked off on Monday, June 27th, with 50 children receiving free dinners that included milk, fruit, vegetables, grains, and protein. Meals will be served every Monday through August 29 from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm.

“The summer meal program is a conscious addition to the culture of the health and wellness we are creating in Trenton,” said Marissa Davis, project director for the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids–Trenton.  “Our goal is to continue to foster a safe place for children and their families to eat, play, learn, shop, and receive health services.”

According to the USDA, the summer food service program plans to serve over 200 million meals this summer. To find a summer meal site near you, please visit

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