Federal Summer Food Service Program
Federal Summer Food Service Program
Brit Milazzo
Friday, June 14, 2019

Free meals for children are offered each year through the Summer Food Service Program – a program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service. These free meals are nutritious and offered to children 18 years and younger during the summer when school is not in session. 

With about 2,500 locations in Pennsylvania, this federal child nutrition program serves breakfast, lunch and/or other snacks. There are two locations within the Bald Eagle Area School District -- Martha United Methodist Church, 102 Peppermint Lane, Julian; and Wingate Elementary School, 751 S. Eagle Valley Road, Wingate.

According to the USDA, the SFSP provided more than 1.5 million meals and snacks to children in 2018. The Summer Food Service Program is a federally-funded, state-administered program that reimburses program operators who serve free healthy meals and snacks to children and teens in low-income areas.

Find a location near you
-Call: 211 or 1.866.3HUNGRY or 1.877.8HAMBRE
-Text: FOOD or COMIDA to 877877
-Download: RangeAPP.org mobile app

Learn more, here: https://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/summer-food-service-program
To learn more about the YMCA of Centre County's free summer lunch program, visit this link: https://www.beasd.org/article/116995?org=district-office. There are three locations at schools within Bald Eagle Area School District.