The Jets and NYC Education Department to Announce School Food Sweepstakes

Aug. 18, 2011; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller (81) before the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

This afternoon, Dustin Keller and the Jets will announce a contest, teaming up with the New York City Department of Education to encourage families to apply for free and/or reduced price school lunches.

The SchoolFood program gives families in NYC the guarantee that their children can receive lunch within the city public schools at a reduced price or for free. The application determines whether families are eligible for this program or not.

The Jets are announcing this afternoon with the education department for special sweepstakes. Any family that fills out the application is automatically entered, and the winner receives a trip for two, courtesy of the New York Jets, to the Pro Bowl in Hawaii in 2013.

Nice work by the Jets, talk about a great way to make sure families get their kids fed at school, huh? Here are the particulars on today’s announcement:

WHAT:          SchoolFood Pro Bowl Sweepstakes

WHO:             NY Jets Player Dustin Keller

                         Chancellor Dennis Walcott

Deputy Chancellor of Operations Kathleen Grimm

WHEN:          Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

TIME:            1:30PM

WHERE:       Lafayette Educational Campus

2630 Benson Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11214

Library – 3rd Floor

UPDATE

We just got word that the event has been postponed, with no makeup date scheduled at this time.

Topics: New York Jets

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