Focus on Hope Outreach Services

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free meals - all summer long

Free Meals - All Summer Long Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does a child's need for proper nutrition. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in low-income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play and grow throughout the summer months when they are out of school.


Focus on Hope Outreach Services is a proud sponsor of the Summer Food Service Program. This program provides free, healthy nutritious meals to children ages 1-18 years old at participating meal site locations.


Nutritious meals served include milk, meat, fruits, vegetables, and grains. All meals meet federal nutrition standards. There are no eligibility requirements. Teens and children simply show up to the designated meal sites at scheduled meal times to receive a free meal.  There is never a fee for the city, facility, child or parent.

To host a free meal site at your facility, simply click the link below and complete the registration form.


Thank you for your interest in Focus on Hope Outreach Services and our free meals program.


 


Summer Nutrition Facts Two federal programs - National School Lunch Program and Summer Food Service Program - provide meals to kids during the summer months, when they are at higher risk of hunger.


Six out of seven low-income kids who eat a free or reduced-price school lunch during the academic year do not get a free meal during the summer. (Source: Food Research and Action Center, Hunger Doesn't Take a Vacation: Summer Nutrition Status Report 2012)


Only one in seven kids who ate a free or reduced-price school lunch during the school year also participated in summer meal programs.