Early Learning Hub

Reconnecting with Summer Meals

June 10, 2022

Summer meals programs are funded by the USDA and designed to provide kids and teens ages 18 and under with free, healthy meals during the summer months when school is out of session. Each summer, Oregon hosts summer meal sites for kids 1-18 all over the state. There is no application or registration required to receive a meal. Families do not have to show proof of income.

Summer meal programs may serve a combination of breakfast, lunch, snack, or supper. Some programs also offer learning activities for kids before and after meals. The meals served are healthy and meet USDA guidelines. A typical lunch, for example, will include a turkey sandwich on wheat bread, milk, an apple, and a salad.

There are several ways to find meal sites in your area.
• Call 2-1-1 and an operator can help you find a site in your area and provide you with information about that site.
• Text “Food” or “Comida” to 304-304; you will be prompted to enter an address and will be texted back a list of sites near you
• Use the USDA Meals for Kids Map to search for information about sites within your selected area.