Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations across the Commonwealth throughout the summer while school is out of session, through the Summer Food Service Program.
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), is a federally-funded child nutrition program designed to reach those who are age 18 or younger in economically disadvantaged areas across the nation. People over 18 who are mentally or physically handicapped and participate in public or nonprofit private programs established for the disabled are also able to receive free meals at the Summer Food Service Program sites.
To learn where meals are served in your area, visit the Summer Meals Site Finder, a web-based application available for use at no charge, that also works on tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices without the need to download.
The mapping tool allows users to enter an address, city, state or zip code to find up to 50 nearby locations, along with their addresses, hours of operation, and contact information, and directions.
To find a nearby site, or Information on obtaining food assistance any time of the year, call 1-866-348-6479 (1-877-842-6273 in Spanish) to speak with a representative of the USDA National Hunger Clearinghouse who will help find nearby food resources. The clearinghouse is operated by the New York City Coalition Against Hunger.
To learn more about the Summer Food Service Program please visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp.