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Summer Food Service

What is the Summer Food Service Program?
The Summer Food Service Program is a federal nutrition program designed to feed children free, nutritious meals and snacks during the months of June, July, and August when school is out.  Meal sites can be at schools, community & recreation centers and faith-based & nonprofit organizations.

What are the requirements for my child to receive a meal?  Do I have to fill out an application form?
Most sites have no application or proof of income required, and any child 18 or younger can simply come during meal times to receive a meal. However, we do suggest that you call first to let the site know that your child may be coming during meal time so they can plan appropriately.

Is there a cost?
The Summer Food Service Program provides FREE meals to all children ages 18 and younger.

How do I find a meal site in my area?
For the meal site nearest you, call or text the Hunger Hotline at (866)3-Hungry or (877)8-Hambre.

What kind of food is served at these sites?
Sites serve nutritionally balanced meals that meet USDA guidelines.  A typical lunch, for example, could include a turkey sandwich on wheat bread, milk, an apple, and a salad.

What else can I do to help?
You can share information about the Summer Food Service Program with your friends, neighbors, and family members.  You can also donate funds to Three Square to help ensure children in our community receive the food they need year-round.

Who funds the Summer Food Service Program?
The Summer Food Service Program is federally funded under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the Nevada Department of Education (NDOE), Office of Childhood Nutrition and School Health.

Have other questions?
•    Visit the Nevada Department of Education, Office of Child Nutrition & School's website.
•    Call or text (866)3-Hungry or (877)8-Hambre for the summer feeding site nearest to you.
•    For more information about Three Square’s Childhood Nutrition Programs, please contact Clarissa Fatkin, Childhood Nutrition Program Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Hunger Facts

Imagine your child’s classroom: thirty children, and fifteen of them are hungry.

58% of children in the Clark County School District are enrolled in free and reduced-price meal programs based on their family income. That’s more than half of the kids facing hunger at home and coming to school unprepared to learn.

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