Kids and teens can get free food this summer as part of USDA program

Free breakfasts, lunches and snacks for children and teens up to 18 years of age are available through Aug. 23 at a variety of locations around Seattle. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), formerly known as Summer Sack Lunch, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and was established in 1968 to respond to growing research that correlated a child’s nutrition with academic success and concerns about the lack of nutrition resources for children during the summer months. The City of Seattle has operated this program in Seattle since the early 1970s.

The meals are served to children and teens at approved sites where at least half the participants are eligible for free or reduced price school lunches.

Use the Summer Meals Search Tool that displays sponsor, site and meal information with online mapping tools;
Call the multilingual Family Food Hotline 1-888-4-FOOD-WA (1-888-436-6392);
Text FoodWA to 877-877 (NEW this year!); and
Call City of Seattle Human Services Dept. office at 206-386-1140.

Free meals for kids and teens can be found:

Neighborhood House - High Point Center
6400 Sylvan Way SW

YMCA @ West Seattle Elementary
6760 34th Ave SW

High Point Community Center
6920 34th Ave SW

E.C. Hughes Playground
2805 SW Holden St

Chief Sealth High School
2600 SW Thistle St

Highland Park Playground
1100 SW Cloverdale Street

Highland Park Elementary
1012 SW Trenton Street

The Salvation Army/Seattle
9050 16th Ave SW

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