The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), formerly known as Summer Sack Lunch, is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and was established in 1968 to respond to growing research that correlated a child’s nutrition with academic success and concerns about the lack of nutrition resources for children during the summer months. The City of Seattle has operated this program in Seattle since the early 1970s.
The program provides no-cost breakfasts, lunches, and snacks for kids and teens ages 1-18. This year, the program will run from Monday, June 27 to Friday, August 26. The meals are served to children at approved sites where at least half the children are eligible for free or reduced price school lunches.
To find a Summer Food Service Program location near you, all you need is your zip code. Search for the nearest site. Also, if you are interested in learning more about the family food hotline, call 1-888-4-FOOD-WA (1-888-436-6392).