Information for Parents and Kids...
When school is out for the summer, meals will still be in session. Learn how to get free summer meals.
What is the D.C. Free Summer Meals Program?
The D.C. Free Summer Meals Program is a federal nutrition program designed to feed children free, nutritious meals and snacks during the months of June, July, and August when school is out.
What are the requirements for my child to receive a meal? Do I have to fill out an application form?
There is no application necessary to receive a meal. Children ages 18 and younger can just show up at a D.C. Free Summer Meal site during meal time.
Is there a cost?
D.C. Free Summer Meals Program is FREE to all children ages 18 and younger.
How do I find a D.C. Free Summer Meal site in my area?
Click on the first link in the box on the right, and you'll find a map and list of D.C.'s free summer meal sites..
What kind of food is served at these sites?
D.C. Free Summer Meals sites serve nutritionally balanced meals that meet USDA guidelines. A typical lunch, for example, will include a turkey sandwich on wheat bread, milk, an apple, and a salad.
Click the following link for a sample menu.
Do summer meal sites offer activities?
Many sites offer safe, fun, and enriching activities. To find out the type of activities offered, call the site. For more summer programming options, visit: dcsummerfun.dc.gov
There is no site in my area. What can I do to be sure that one is available for the children in my area next summer?
If there are no summer meals sites in your community, we can HELP. Contact D.C. Hunger Solutions at: (202) 986-2200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What else can I do to help?
You can share information about the D.C. Free Summer Meals Program with your friends, neighbors, and family members.
Who funds the Summer Food Service Program?
The D.C. Free Summer Meals Program is federally funded under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the D.C. Office of the Superintendent of Education (OSSE), Wellness and Nutrition Services.
Have other questions? Please contact D.C. Hunger Solutions at: (202) 986-2200; email: email@example.com, or text to: 202.6565.EAT