East Providence launches 2021 Summer Meals Program


June 12, 2021                                                                                     


CONTACT INFO. :                                             

Office of the Mayor                                       

Patricia Resende                                                                                 

(401) 529-3207                                                                                                          



East Providence launches 2021 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 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.

This summer, meals will be served at

George Lima Memorial Park:

  • Monday – Friday,
  • 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
  • June 28 – August 6

 Onna Moniz-John Park:

  • Monday-Friday
  • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • June 28 – August 27

Any child under age 18 may come to eat. For more information, contact East Providence Recreation at 401-435-7511.

Also, residents are invited to the Summer Meals Kickoff event to learn more about summer meals and for a day of fun with your family.

The “Party in the Park” will be on Saturday, June 26, from 10:30 AM to 1 PM at Pierce Field, 201 Mercer St., East Providence, RI. There is no cost to attend.

More information is available 401-435-7511 and www.eastprovidenceri.gov.

Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations like East Providence Recreation to provide free meals to children when school is out for the summer. For more information about the national Summer Food Service Program, visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/summer. For more information on summer feeding sites near you including locations and serving times around the state, contact the United Way by dialing 211.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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 percent of the participating population meets the eligibility standards described below:


ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021)

FAMILY SIZE                      YEARLY       MONTHLY WEEKLY

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

*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:

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

fax: (202) 690-7442; or                 

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.