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

NJIT Participates in Summer Food Service Program

The New Jersey Institute of Technology will be participating in the 2014 Summer Food Service Program from June 30, 2014 to August 15, 2014. The Summer Food Service Program is a federal Program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services. All children 18 years of age and under who are enrolled in New Jersey Institute of Technology, Center for Pre-College 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, 2013 to June 30, 2014

FAMILY SIZE/INCOME SCALE FOR FREE MEALS

(As announced by the United States Department of Agriculture)

SCALE 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 (FDPIR) or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TNAF) 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 USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 732-9992 (voice). TDD users can contact USDA through local relay or federal relay at (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (relay voice users). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.