Children and teens can receive free lunch at Project Self-Sufficiency
of Sussex County during the summer.

Children up to the age of 18 can receive a free, wholesome, nutritious lunch at Project Self-Sufficiency, Monday - Thursday, 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. through August 31, 2018.  There are no income eligibility requirements, but children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Although registration is not required, advance enrollment is encouraged to ensure that enough food will be available.

The Summer Lunch Program at Project Self-Sufficiency is catered by New-Way Concessionaire, Inc.; the menu changes each day.

The Summer Lunch Program is a federal program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food & Nutrition Services and the New Jersey Department of Agriculture.  Meals are available without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.  Caregivers must remain with children while at Project Self-Sufficiency.  The meal program is free to eligible children.

Learn more.

Register online for the Summer Lunch Program at Project Self-Sufficiency, or call 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500.

The Summer Food Service Program is a federal program of the Food and Nutrition Services, United States Department of Agriculture. This program provides all children 18 years of age and under with the same free meal in accordance with a menu approved by the state agency.

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, and 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:, 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:

Free Lunch Available to Children & Teens

at Project Self-Sufficiency