Summer is a time for connection, exploration, and fun! Summer meal programs help ensure children and teens have the nutrition they need to do just that. Free summer meals, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), are available to children and teens ages 18 and under at thousands of summer meal sites across the state. At open or drop-in sites, families do not need to apply to the program or show proof of income to participate. At enrolled sites, meals are available for free but prior sign-up is required.
Meals are served at safe places, such as schools, churches, parks, and community centers. Many supervised sites offer fun learning and recreational activities as well as free meals.
At most sites, meals are served and eaten on site, known as the congregate meal service requirement. Now, programs operating in eligible rural areas without access to a congregate site may be able to offer meals to-go via non-congregate meal service models like grab and go, parent pick-up, drive-thru, and home delivery.
You can help by being a meal site, volunteering at a meal site, or even becoming a Sponsor. For program information, or to find a site near where you live, visit the USDA Summer Food Service Program Website and the KY Kids Eat Website . For more details, enter your contact information here. An SFSP representative will contact you with next steps.
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Division of School and Community Nutrition
300 Sower Blvd., 5th floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-5625 Ext. 4933
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