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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.
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May 25, 2022
We extend our condolences to all affected by the violence in Uvalde, Texas.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has compiled online resources for parents, teachers, and others working with young children about coping with violence and talking to young children about tragedies they learn about in the media.
We encourage you to use NAEYC’s Coping with Violence resource guide with relevant materials to help during this difficult time.