Summer Meal Program for students starts today


The Biden administration is expanding a program to feed as many as 34 million school children during the summer months. They’re using funds from the coronavirus relief package approved in March 2021. (Ellen O’Nan/The Paducah Sun via AP, File)

(Nexstar)- Children need nutritious meals to learn, grow and thrive — even when school is out.

With the Summer Meal Programs, children and teens ages 18 and younger, and enrolled students with disabilities up to 21 years old can continue to eat healthy throughout the summer at no cost at any participating meal site starting June 1.

Use one of the tools below to find a nearby meal site:

  • Call 211
  • Text FOODTX to 877-877
  • View the interactive map here to find the site nearest you

No ID or reservation is required, simply show up.

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