Free Summer Meals Available to Students Across Indiana

Friday, June 9, 2023 at 10:09 AM

By Indiana Department of Education, news release

Several Summer Food Service sites are located in southeastern Indiana.

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INDIANAPOLIS - This summer, all Indiana students age 18 and younger have access to free, nutritious meals and snacks at more than 1,000 locations statewide through the 2023 Summer Food Service Program. To find a Summer Food Service site, families can visit IDOENutrition.com to search for sites near them. This tool allows families to search by the meal served and days of the week when meals are offered. Families can also call the National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE or text “summer meals” or “verano” to the National Hunger Hotline at 914-342-7744 for additional assistance. 

June marks the busiest month for the Summer Food Service Program, with many families seeking help finding nutrition resources for their children. 

Site locations and meal service times vary throughout Indiana, and locations range from parks and community centers to schools, churches and mobile feeding sites. Meals must be consumed on site, unless located in a rural area that has been pre-approved for non-congregate meal service. For more than 40 years, the Summer Food Service Program has provided children ages 18 and under with access to free, nutritious meals and snacks during the summer months.

The Summer Food Service Program is a federal nutrition program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the Indiana Department of Education. The program is designed to meet the needs of low-income children in areas where children may have limited access to good nutrition. 

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