Free Meals for Children in the Summer
The Healthy-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires all School Food Authorities (SFAs) to inform families about the availability and location of free meals for students over the summer months through the Summer Food Service Program. This is required even if the SFA is not participation in the Summer Meals Program. The Local Education Agency (LEA) may fulfill the requirement of notifying the community of locations of summer meal sites, through the methods listed below.
School or families can use any of the following methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer:
- Call: 211 or 1-866-3HUNGRY or 1-877-8HAMBRE
- Text: “MEALPA” of “COMIDA” to 877877nduring the summer months
- Download: RangeAPP.org mobile app
- Visit: fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks