About Summer Meals
During the school year, tens of thousands of Oregon children eat free or reduced price school meals each day. However, when school ends for the year, so does this important resource. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is meant to help fill that nutritional gap.
Summer meal sites are community programs and all children are welcome, no application or proof of income is required!*
Many of the sites offer fun, supervised enrichment activities for kids. You can use the map to locate which sites in your community offer activities, and what times.
Summer Meals is open to all kids 1-18. Adults are welcome to attend, although the meal service is just for kids.
* Some summer meal sites are through programs that enroll children in a structured enrichment program; these sites are only open to enrolled children, and are not available to drop in children and adults. These are designated on the map.
The Summer Food Service Program for Children was created by Congress in 1968. It is designed to provide funds for eligible organizations to serve nutritious meals to low-income children when school is not in session. Funding for meals is provided by the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Summer Food Service Program.
The program is administered by the Oregon Department of Education at the state level, and operated by a network of local sponsoring organizations and community.
Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon works with the Oregon Department of Education to promote awareness of and expand access to this important program statewide. Learn more about the Summer Food Service Program and resources provided by Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon
Want to Help?
Did you know that last summer 2,066,023 free meals were served to kids in Oregon? While that's a lot of breakfasts, lunches and snacks...many more kids could be reached through the Summer Food Service Program. Only 1 in 5 students that utilizes free and reduced priced meals during the school year participate in Summer Meals. You can help us ensure all kids in Oregon are well nourished—all year long.