Summer Meals Fact Sheet


For many kids, summertime means food, friends, and fun. For families who count on school breakfast and lunch, however, the summer months can be stressful and family food budgets have to be stretched even further. Free summer meals, funded by the USDA, are available to kids and teens ages 18 and under at thousands of summer meals sites across the country.

This resource is an overview of the need for summer meals, basic facts about the program, and ways both individuals and organizations can get involved.

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