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Contact Information: Tanya Klein Public Relations 973-596-3433

NJIT Participates in Summer Food Service Program

NJIT will participate in the 2012 Summer Food Service Program from July 2, 2012 to August 15, 2012.  The Summer Food Service Program is a federal program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services.  All children 18 years of age and under who are enrolled in NJIT pre-college academic programs will receive the same free meal in accordance with a menu approved by the state agency regardless of race, color, national, origin, sex, disability or age.  Below are the income guidelines used for determining children’s eligibility for free meals.

July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012

FAMILY SIZE/INCOME SCALE

FOR FREE MEALS

(As announced by the United States Department of Agriculture)

SCALE IS BASED ON GROSS INCOME BEFORE DEDUCTIONS

Children who are part of households that receive food stamps or benefits under the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits at eligible program sites.

Meals are available without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.  Any person who believes they have been discriminated against in any USDA related activity should write Director, USDA,  Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272; (800) 735-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.