Help Feed Kids When School Is Out
An estimated 16 million children are at risk of going hungry during the year, and many will suffer the lifelong consequences of poor nutrition that will prevent them from living healthy, productive lives. But it doesn't have to be that way. Below are programs reaching vulnerable children that our community partners can help run: The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides nutritious meals to kids when school isn't in session. Free meals are provided to children age 18 and under in summer programs run by schools, congregations, camps, parks and recreation departments, and other community organizations. Children in your community do not need to go hungry this summer. To learn more visit summerfood.usda.gov.
To participate in the Summer Food Service Program, or to find a site near you, contact the state agency that administers the program where you live.
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) helps child and adult care centers and family daycare homes serve healthy meals and snacks daily as a regular part of their day care. CACFP also provides meals to children residing in emergency shelters, and snacks and suppers to children participating in eligible afterschool care programs. For more information about the Child and Adult Care Food Program, please contact the administering agency within your state.