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About Summer Meals

kids eating melonDuring the school year, tens of thousands of Oregon children depend on free or reduced price 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.

All summer meal sites are located in neighborhoods that USDA considers high need areas. However, no application or proof of income is needed to participate, and all children are welcome!

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.

Learn More

Learn more about the Summer Food Service Program at Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon. This program is a response to the problem of hunger in Oregon.

Want to Help?

Summer meal programs are only reaching 1 in 5 students who rely on school lunch. Help us ensure all kids in Oregon are well nourished—all year long.