Kids Summer Meals

Kids Summer Meals

School's out, but hunger isn't. What are we doing to help these kids?

Kids Summer Meals (also known as the Summer Food Service Program) is a USDA program that ensures that children in low-income areas continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations when they do not have access to school lunch or breakfast.

The Food Bank sponsors this program in our 34-county service territory by providing feeding sites with breakfast and lunch at no cost. Community-based organizations operate these feeding sites at schools, churches, and youth centers.

We are now gearing up for our seventh year administering this program. Last year, the Food Bank sponsored over 100 sites, serving over 173,000 meals to more than 5,000 children.

Kids Summer Meals Graph


During the last few years, this program has grown, feeding more children more meals at more sites.




Learn more about Kids Summer Meals on our blog, Hunger Matters.

Kids Summer Meals

For Partner Agencies

If you are a community-based organization providing services to primarily low-income children, you may be eligible to become a feeding site for the 2015 Kids Summer Meals Program! Learn more and get started below:

Let’s work together to ensure our kids don't go hungry this summer!


For Parents

If you are a family in need, your child may be eligible to receive free meals at a summer feeding site near you. If you are interested in having your child take part, please view the Kids Summer Meal Participating Site Locations flyer and call ahead to confirm dates and times.

Bids for 2015 Summer Food Service Program Currently Being Accepted

The Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC will accept bids for the furnishing of unitized meals to be served to children participating in the 2015 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Bids will open on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC Raleigh Branch (3808 Tarheel Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609) in the Small Conference Room.

View information on bids for breakfast: 2015 FBCENC SFSP Bid for Breakfast
View information on bids for lunch: 2015 FBCENC SFSP Bid for Lunch

Questions? Please call Tyler Weidig, SFSP Supervisor, at 919-865-3034.