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Emergency School Meal Service in Middlesex County

We have partnered with our friends at MCFOODS to compile all of the latest information on emergency school meal service in Middlesex County. If you have additional information, updates, or corrections, please contact food@elijahspromise.org.

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Public Schools will be providing meals to students two (2) times a week during this time of extended closure.

On Tuesdays 03/17 onward, the district will provide multiple breakfast and lunch meals for students to last through Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

On Fridays, the school district will distribute breakfast and lunch meals for students to last for that Friday and the following Monday.

These meals will be provided twice a week from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the following locations:

Escuelas Públicas de New Brunswick será proporcionar comidas a los estudiantes dos (2) veces por semana durante este momento del cierre prolongado.

En los martes 03/17 en adelante, el distrito proporcionará múltiples comidas de desayuno y almuerzo para los estudiantes a través de la última Martes, Miércoles, Jueves.

En viernes , el distrito escolar distribuirá desayuno y el almuerzo comidas para los estudiantes a la última para que el viernes y el lunes siguiente.

Estas comidas se prestará dos veces por semana 10 a.m.-12:00p.m. en los siguientes lugares:

Greater Brunswick Charter School

We will do a grab and go lunch Wednesday, March 17th and Friday, March 19th, 11 am-1 pm at Greater Brunswick Charter School.

The food pantry will be open from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM on Wednesday, March 17th, 2020 This pantry is only open to GBCS students and their families at 29 Joyce Kilmer Ave. New Brunswick, NJ


Please contact your school if you require meal service and have not received information yet.


Please contact your school if you require meal service and have not received information yet.

East Brunswick

Effective May 11, 2020, the Child Nutrition Department will be offering pre-ordered grab-and-go meals to all students every Monday.

Meal pick-up will be at the Support Operations Facility located at 18 Edgeboro Road. 

Please note there will be no more deliveries to the schools.

Meals will be distributed at no cost to students. Grab-and-go meals will include both breakfast and lunch items.

Parents/Guardians must place an online order for grab-and-go meals for each student in their household.


Beginning Wednesday, March 18th, we will have grab-and-go breakfast and lunches that can be picked up between the hours of 9:30 and 11:30 am from TWO designated areas, which will be John P. Stevens High School and Edison High School. The meals will be available so that both breakfast and lunch meals can be picked up together. Please use the chart below.  You should respond to the high school in which your child’s school is listed below it. 

The meals will be bagged and ready for distribution so that you can just pick it up and go.  We ask that you have your child’s student ID number for each eligible child so that our food service workers can check off the receipt of these meals in an efficient manner.   

We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and patience as we move forward in providing meals for your children.  We remain committed to doing everything possible to mitigate the impact this transition to online learning will have on our community and we appreciate your continued support and cooperation.

Franklin D. Roosevelt SchoolBenjamin Franklin Elementary School
James Madison Intermediate SchoolHerbert Hoover Middle School
James Madison Primary SchoolLincoln Elementary School
John Adams Middle SchoolLindeneau Elementary School
Martin Luther King Elementary SchoolJohn Marshall Elementary School
Menlo Park Elementary SchoolJames Monroe Elementary School
Woodbrook Elementary SchoolThomas Jefferson Middle School
Woodrow Wilson Middle SchoolWashington Elementary School

Please check your email and our district website for updates regularly.

If you have any questions, please email: food.service@edison.k12.nj.us

Highland Park

Students who receive free or reduced-cost breakfast and/or lunch can pick up bagged meals from two locations: (1) Bartle gym from 8:30-10:30 (2) Parking lot at the back of Cedar Lane Apartments (located on Cedar Lane), closest to Building 11 from 11:00-1:00. These services will continue daily. Staff will be on-hand to distribute meals at both locations.


Please contact your school if you require meal service and have not received information yet.


The Middlesex Borough School District will be offering breakfast and lunch to all students while we are closed due to the COVID-19 Virus. Only those who complete this form will be eligible for the breakfast and lunch pickup since we must place the orders in advance. Pickup will be in the Mauger cafeteria. Details regarding pickup times will be communicated to the families who complete this survey. PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM FOR EACH CHILD WHO WILL NEED A MEAL. Please ensure your lunch account is up-to-date as we will be following regular school day procedures when it comes to charging accounts. Please bring a form of identification when picking up your child’s meal.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScAVM-sTtxaAc1yPWU5B64JLQfxOjO6AK24r0eCLp51shkKTA/viewform


Please contact your school if you require meal service and have not received information yet.


All schools and district offices will continue to operate with essential staff only. Monroe Township High School hours will be 7:30am to 2:00pm. All other schools and offices will be open from 8:30am to 3:00pm.

For any free/reduced lunch student, please notify your building principal if you will be picking up lunch on the days we are operating. All lunches will be available for pick up at the Monroe Township High School.

North Brunswick

Effective Wednesday, March 18, the North Brunswick Township School District will be changing the distribution sites for its daily “Grab and Go” breakfast and lunch program. This will create greater reach and accessibility for families and students. Commencing tomorrow, “Grab and Go” breakfast and lunch packages will be available from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm at the following sites:

● North Brunswick Township High School ( Theater entrance)
● Linwood Middle School (Gym Entrance)
● John Adams Elementary (Main Parking Lot)
● Livingston Park Elementary (Front Bus Loop)
● Deer Brook Village (Clubhouse)

For your convenience and to guide families, please look for the district’s yellow buses that will be parked at the aforementioned sites. District and Chartwells’ employees will be present and ready to assist you.

Old Bridge

Lunch & breakfast will be available at designated stops for students. Lunch accounts will be charged according to eligibility. Questions about food service call (732)429-8554

Perth Amboy

All students in Perth Amboy, whether they attend Perth Amboy School District or not, can receive breakfast, lunch, and modified dinner.

Monday March 16-Friday March 20 from 8am-11am

Perth Amboy High School – 300 Eagle Avenue

Rose M. Lopez School – 435 Seaman Avenue

Robert N. Wilentz School – 51 First Street


Students who receive free/reduced meals at school can find information about daily bus delivery of meals by logging into Genesis. Your bus information has been changed to reflect your meal delivery and will include both the time and location for your meal pick-up.


The Food Services department will purchase prepackaged sandwiches from US Foods. In addition to the prepackaged sandwiches, fruit cups and juice will be provided to meet the requirements of a reimbursable meal. Examples of prepackaged sandwiches: Ham & Cheese, Sunbutter and Jelly, Cheese. Since deliveries from US Foods are only on Wednesdays. Orders will be placed by Tuesday morning in order to receive deliveries on the Wednesdays.

In order to accommodate this, a system like NutriKids or a Googledoc/form, will be implemented in order for students or their parents to communicate with the Food Service Department their lunch menu selection in advance so that everything can be sorted and bagged prior to delivery. o The Food Services department will provide a list of students that are free/reduced to each school and the transportation department. The list will include all students not just transported students. The Transportation department will utilize preexisting bus route stops for deliveries. For students that are not transported, their parents will have to pick up their lunches or centralized stops will be created for efficient drop off.

This information will be communicated via School messenger or Oncourse. o 2-3 Food Services workers will accompany the bus driver on deliveries. One worker will have the roster of eligible students. At each stop that worker will check student and/or parent IDs and check them off the list as participating. If we do not have a means for the students to place their orders prior to deliveries, that worker will also take their order for the next day. The various options the students can select from will be in cooler bags on the bus. The other worker(s) will bag their selections and provide that to the student. If students successfully placed their orders, they will be prepacked and labeled with the student’s information. The other worker will get their bag and provide it to the student. o After all deliveries are made, the workers will return to a school to enter into Nutrikids the students that participated so that they can be reported for reimbursement

South Brunswick

South Brunswick Township Schools is offering food services for students that qualify during remote learning sessions. Chartwells will host three sites in the township where students can pick up a brown bag breakfast and lunch. District pick up sites will be open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8AM to 10AM, with tables and personnel at the front doors. Please review the pickup sites below and the schools that each site will support.

Pick up Sites:
Crossroads South Middle School will support: Crossroads South Middle School, Crossroads North Middle School, and the High School.

Indian Fields Elementary School will support: Indian Fields, Dayton, Brooks Crossing, Deans, and Monmouth Junction Schools.

Greenbrook Elementary School will support: Greenbrook, Brunswick Acres, Constable, and Cambridge Schools.

In conjunction with our pickup sites we will perform a food run on Monday and Wednesday that will stop in the following communities at the times below. If you are choosing to pick up from a bus run location it is important that you be at the location ten minutes prior to the arrival time.

Bus Run Locations
9:45 am -10:00 am SouthRidge Woods – located at the pool/clubhouse
10:10 am 10:25 am Royal Oaks – located at the clubhouse
10:30 am – 10:45 am Brookside Mobile – located at the front of park
10:55 am – 11:10 am Oakdale Village – located at the front of park
11:20 am 11:35 am Monmouth Mobile – located in the front of park
11:45 am – 12:00 pm Kingston Terrace – at entrance to pool/clubhouse

Please respond, once per family, to the survey provided and choose your time and location of pickup. We need everyone to respond to the survey so we can prepare an appropriate number of meals.

https://forms.gle/r59i1FkNaSzcMyat5 (click this link to take the survey now)

South Amboy

We will continue to provide lunches to students who are on Free and Reduced Lunch status. A drive-by, grab-and-go, format will be setup at the entrance of the Middle High School auditorium from 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. each day. We ask that parents drive up to the tent/kiosk and provide ID. You will then be provided a bagged lunch. Please avoid sending students to the school. All students should remain home and follow social distancing measures.

South Plainfield

Full information can be found here: http://spboe.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_183894/File/News/coronavirus/School%20Closure%20-%20Food%20Services%20(1).pdf

South River

Students who receive free/reduced lunch – parents can pick up food on Wednesday, March 18th, in the Middle School Cafetorium per schedule below:

   High School Students  9:00-10:45 am;  Elementary/Middle School Students  11:00-12:45 pm;  Primary School Students 1:00-3:00 pm

  • No more than 25 people will be allowed in the cafeteria at once
  • Our custodians will be present to disinfect in between pick up times


Please contact your school if you require meal service and have not received information yet.


For our bus students: Our buses will continue to go to their assigned stops in the morning, but instead of picking up students, we will be dropping off the breakfast/lunch for any eligible students. Each driver will have a list for verification before handing out the packages. Please be at your stop at least 10 minutes prior to your normal pickup time. If you are not at the stop we will not be able to wait or come back. If you normally have a door pickup for your student, the meal will be delivered that way also. Please understand that we will do our best to keep the times the same but it may be a few minutes earlier or later depending on the number of stops a bus has to make. If you do not come to the bus when it is stopped at your location, we will not be able to wait or come back.

For our non-bus students: We will have a bus at each school parked from 9:15 to 9:30 in order to deliver meals. The drivers will have lists of students to verify names before handing out the packages. At 9:30 we will finish anyone who is line and the bus will be leaving, so please make sure you arrive prior to 9:30. If you have any problems with deliveries or pick-up, please call your principal or Mark Cinelli, Supervisor of Food Services, at 732-602-2536. We thank you in advance for your cooperation in making the above work.