Where can children get food when they don’t have access to school meals?
When school is out for the summer, meals are still available at safe places in the community, like churches, schools and community centers through the Summer Food Service Program.
The Virginia No Kid Hungry program offers FREE meals for kids.
Find Free Summer Meals
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers free summer meals to kids across Virginia similar to School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, except meals are free to all kids that come to a registered summer meals site.
Find Food, Fun, and Friends at a Summer Meals Site near you:
Visit Summer Food Rocks to view an interactive map of summer meal site locations.
Text FOOD to 877-877 to find a summer meals site near you.
Summer Meals Programs Details:
Meals are FREE to children and teens ages 18 and younger who come to a summer meals sites
Free summer meals will help families save money and stretch their already tight food budgets
Food served at summer meal sites follows USDA nutrition guidelines and are paid for by the USDA
Summer meals sites are located at safe places for kids to go such as schools, churches, community centers and other places that are safe for kids and teens to go to
Many sites offer educational and recreational activities that kids of all ages can participate in so they can eat, hang out with friends, and take part in activities offered
Parents don’t need to apply to the program to get a free summer meal for their kids. They can simply bring their child to a summer meals site in their community, and their kids can enjoy it without the hassle of having to fill out an application.