SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM
On average, thousands of children in San Antonio receive free or reduced meals through their school’s free or reduced meal program, however during the summer months thousands of children are left undernourished and hungry. To address this issue, the San Antonio Food Bank created the Summer Feeding Program to provide children in rural areas with free meals throughout the summer.
Many children rely on the meals provided at school during the school year. For some, it’s the only meal they receive and are faced with a difficult situation once school is out as they no longer receive that much needed meal. Instead of the summer being a fun time to vacation, relax, and play it often becomes a time of financial stress, an expensive burden on some families. Children who visit partnering sites receive a meal and also participate in fun enrichment activities and physical activities focused on the promotion of healthy eating and healthy living.
When does the program take place?
The Summer Feeding Program is a seasonal program occurring annually during the summer months. 2017 dates are as follows:
- Starts: 6/1/17
- Ends: 8/18/17
Who is Being Served?
The Summer Feeding Program targets school-aged children under the age of 18. The meals are distributed to partnering organizations that are dedicated to providing for San Antonio’s less fortunate children.
Summer Feeding Program Sites:
Summer site locations will be posted at the end of April 2017. Please check back at that time.