Summer Feeding Program2019-01-14T16:07:42+00:00

Summer Meals Program

Healthy Summer Meals For Kids

The lazy days of summer are finally here! For many of us, summer is a wonderful blend of pool parties, barbecues and enjoying all the beauty the Treasure Coast has to offer. For many families, instead of summer being a time for fun and relaxation, it’s a stressful time as they struggle to provide food for their children.

Many working families struggle in the summer due to the seasonal nature of employment opportunities on the Treasure Coast. Thousands of children rely on free or reduced meals provided at school during the school year. For some, it’s the only meal they receive each day. Thanks to the generous support of our community and friends like you, Treasure Coast Food Bank is able to offer the Summer Meals Program to children and provide them with free healthy meals throughout the summer.

Click here to support this critical program and end summer hunger today.  Thank you for making our work possible.

Treasure Coast Food Bank’s dedicated team prepares nutritious summer meals Monday – Friday for children to enjoy during the week.

2019 Summer Feeding Sites – (coming soon)

Become a Summer Meals site:

2019 Summer Meals Program Registration

What is the Summer Meals  Program ?

 WHAT:  Free nutritious food  for children throughout the summer.

WHO:  Children 18 years and younger.

WHERE:   A number of Treasure Coast Food Bank’s partner agencies along in Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie, and Okeechobee counties. Click here to see a complete list. (Note: List will be updated with additional locations regularly.)

Is there a cost?

  • There is no cost for meals. USDA requires that meals be served at no charge to the children. However, the site may have a fee set for the activity program that they provide

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was created to ensure that children in low-income areas could continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations, when they do not have access to school lunch or breakfast. It provides nutritious and free meals to children 18 and younger during the summer months.

Register to become a Summer Meals site: 

Treasure Coast Food Bank is actively seeking safe summer meals sites, youth programs, and vacation Bible schools that wish to provide healthy meals and snacks to children struggling with hunger. The following responsibilities must be bet to become a Summer Meals site:

  •  Serve meals to all needy children 18 years of age and under
  •  Serve meals that meet the minimum meal pattern requirements (meals provided free by the Treasure Coast Food Bank)
  •  Provide adequate supervision during the meal service
  •  Ensure that children eat all meals onsite
  •  Maintain and submit promptly such reports and records that the sponsor requires
  •  Report to the sponsor any changes in the number of meals required as attendance fluctuates
  •  Report any other problems regarding the meal services
  •  Comply with civil rights laws and regulations
  •  Adhere to local health and sanitation regulations
  •  Attend sponsor training sessions