The Ohio Department of Education is sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program again this year, providing children with free, healthy meals during the school break. This might be an especially helpful program for many of our area tornado survivors!
Participation is simple, and no sign up is required. To learn about meal times and site locations, call 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or visit education.ohio.gov/KidsEat.
The Summer Food Service Program ensures children ages 18 and under continue to receive nutritious meals during the summer when they do not have access to school breakfasts or lunches. Children with disabilities and approved individualized education programs may participate through age 21.
In 2018, more than 4 million meals were served to Ohio children through the Summer Food Service Program at approximately 1,500 sites. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the Ohio Department of Education.