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Find where free meals are served to school-aged youth during summer.

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Each summer, over 45,000 sites serve youth free meals across the U.S. and territories. How can you help make sure youth get fed this summer? Here are some tips:


Understand the issue.

You don’t have to be an expert to know that kids are hungry. Those who receive free and reduced lunches during the school year need to find that same nutritious meal when school is out. The USDA’s Summer Food Services program serves free meals to youth under 18 in every state and territory. You can help make sure your community—your neighbors—know where to find free meals this summer.



Use tools to find meal sites in your area.

The more people who know about the summer meals program, the more youth will benefit from it. Free Internet and mobile apps exist to locate these sites in your neighborhood.


1. Range
Find nearby meal sites, get directions, and share site information with others. 
NOTE: sites are added as information is submitted to the USDA. If you don’t see sites in your area, check Range regularly.


2. USDA: summer meal finder

Use an Internet-enabled computer or laptop to find meal locations.


3. No Kid Hungry: text message

Text FOOD to 877-877 to find a site near you.

Tell your community about the summer meals program. If you work with youth or with organizations that reach youth, use these outreach materials to tell them about free meal sites this summer.


1.   Range: poster and messaging you can use to reach your community


2.  WhyHunger: outreach materials


3.  No Kid Hungry: act locally to fight child hunger


Anyone can download and use Range. It is available for Android and iOS. People who work with youth and their families — trusted adults and community leaders — are the best starting point for sharing this information as broadly as possible.

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