The Summer Meals program, more formally known as the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program, is a federal child nutrition program that provides free meals to communities around schools that have at least half of the student body on free or reduced price lunch. In King County, 96,000 kids qualify for free/reduced lunch but only 9.6% of these kids participated in free summer meals last year. Also, Washington state ranks 40th in the nation for Summer Meals participation. Fortunately, we can get these numbers up just by spreading the word about the program! So check out the map below, find out where the site is nearest you, and share with your friends.
There are over 200 sites around King County, and you can find the most up to date information on these sites at WithinReach’s ParentHelp website: https://resources.parenthelp123.org/service/summer-meals OR by calling their hotline at 1-888-4-FOOD-WA (1-888-436-6392) or texting FoodWA to 877-877.
Explore the map below and click on each summer meals 2012 site location to find out the address and days & times they will be serving free meals!