Children and teens age 18 and younger can eat for free at meal sites all around Vermont this summer. You don’t need to register or fill out an application to pick up or eat a meal at the site.
You can find the locations of the many Summer Food Service Program meals here on the Hunger Free Vermont website. Depending on the location, children can pick up or eat breakfast and/or lunch, and sometimes other snacks and dinner. Check the schedule and just drop in!
You can also call 2-1-1 to find the meals that are served near you.
During the summer, nearly 37,000 children from low-income Vermont households lose access to the school breakfasts, lunches, afterschool snacks or meals they receive during the school year. Summer meal programs help fill this gap by providing free meals and snacks to children who might otherwise go hungry. Studies show that when children don't get proper nutrition, they fall behind their peers in school.