Free summer meals available for Northern Franklin County youth


Staff prepare nutritious meals to be delivered to one of ten sites across Northern Franklin County. The Fieldstone Foundation Summer Food Service Program expects to deliver 18,000 meals over the course of the summer.

NORTHERN NEW YORK – Summer vacation represents a break from school for many students, but for others it’s a time when regular access to healthy meals can be limited.

That’s where the Summer Food Service Program sponsored by the Fieldstone Foundation fills the gap. 

Eligible youth will receive nutritious breakfast and lunch options at multiple locations in Northern Franklin County starting this month. The program expects to deliver 18,000 meals over the summer to recreation parks, schools and community gathering spaces in Brushton, Chateaugay, Constable, Malone, North Bangor, Owls Head, St. Regis Falls and West Bangor.

Funded by the USDA and administered through the New York State Education Department, the Summer Food Service Program is sponsored locally by the Fieldstone Foundation. All children 18 years of age or younger are eligible and all meals are provided free of charge.

“Food insecurity doesn’t take a summer break. The Summer Food Service Program is essential in Fieldstone Foundation’s fight to eliminate hunger, ensuring that no child in Franklin County goes without a nutritious meal when school is out,” said Amanda Tagliarino, Senior Director of the Fieldstone Foundation.

The seven-week program runs locally until Aug. 23, with dates of operation varying between sites. Meals are prepared every morning by experienced staff and then delivered to the distribution sites, where they are handed out by volunteers or staff. Menus rotate and are subject to change, but generally include milk, juice, cereal or muffin for breakfast, and sandwiches, wraps, juice, milk, chips, vegetables or fruit for lunch.

This year’s meal sites are:

Bangor Community Center
2438 State Route 11, North Bangor, NY 12966
July 8 to Aug. 23
Lunch from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Brushton-Moira Rec. Park
1320 Washington Street, Brushton, NY 12916
July 8 to Aug. 23
Lunch from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Chateaugay Elementary School
42 River St., Chateaugay, NY 12920
July 8 to Aug. 23
Lunch from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Chateaugay Rec. Park
7247 State Rte. 374, Chateaugay, NY 12920
July 8 to Aug. 23
Lunch from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Constable Rec. Park
87 Poplar St., Constable, NY 12926
July 8 to Aug. 23
Lunch from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Malone Rec. Park
276 Duane St., Malone, NY 12953
July 8 to Aug. 23
Lunch from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Owls Head Community Connection
1977 County Rte. 27, Owls Head, NY 12969
July 8 to Aug. 23
Lunch from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Pine Ridge Campsite in Constable
212 State Rte. 122, Constable, NY 12926
July 8 to Aug. 23
Breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m.
Lunch from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

St. Regis Falls Park
39 South River Rd., St. Regis Falls, NY 12980
July 8 to Aug. 23
Lunch from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

First Methodist Church of West Bangor
State Rte. 11B, West Bangor, NY 12966
Aug. 5 to Aug. 9
Breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m.
Lunch from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling 866-632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or

2. Fax:
833-256-1665 or 202-690-7442; or

3. E-mail:
Program.Intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Persons interested in receiving more information should contact:

Citizen Advocates, 324 County Route 51, Malone, NY 12953