We like to think of summer vacation as a carefree time for kids. However, as schools close for the summer, the school meals many low-income children rely on also come to an end. As a result, millions of children spend their vacations worried about how to get enough to eat.
Key partners around the Hudson Valley Region will provide FREE meals to children during the summer as part of the USDA Summer Food Service Program. This summer, meals will be served at more than 75 locations throughout the region. Sites, times and sponsoring agencies may vary throughout the region, but all involved what you to spread the word. Summer Meals are Here! Youth eighteen and under, are invited to drop by any of the sites for a free, delicious and nutritionally balanced meal; there is no paperwork, residency requirement or income requirement.
The Summer Food Service Program is a great way to ensure that kids get the healthy food they enjoy during the school year, even when schools are not in session. Eat Smart New York of the Hudson Valley Region have made it their mission to work with community partners, and statewide agencies to increase community knowledge about the program and increase youth participation.
Families are encouraged to call 1-866-348-6479 or Text FOOD to 877-877 to find out more about all the Summer Food Service Programs being offered in your area. Or, click on any one of the links to the right to find information for a specific location.
Last updated September 5, 2017