Press Release: City of East Providence announces 2023 Summer Meals Program



May 31, 2023                                                                         


CONTACT INFO. :                                   

Office of the Mayor                                       

Patricia Resende                                                                                 

(401) 529-3207                                                                                                  


City of East Providence announces 2023 Summer Meals Program


EAST PROVIDENCE, RI – 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 EP Recreation’s summer day camp at Pierce Field, 201 Mercer Street  from June 26 – August 4, 2023, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM; the East Providence Boys and Girls Club, 115 Williams Avenue, from June 26 – August 25, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM; East Providence Senior High school, 2000 Pawtucket Avenue, from July 17-21 and July 24-28, 2023 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more information, contact the Recreation Department 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:

Must Include:



July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023


          1                  $25,142        $2,096              $484

          2                  $33,874       $2,823               $652

          3                  $42,606       $3,551               $820

          4                  $51,338       $4,279               $988

          5                  $60,070       $5,006              $1,156

          6                 $68,802        $5,734              $1,324

          7                 $77,534        $6,462              $1,492

          8                $86,266         $7,189              $1,659

For each additional family member: +$8,732 +$728 +$168

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, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.


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:, 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:


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.