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Summer Food Service Program

Our Summer Food Program offers free, nutritionally balanced meals during the summer months at our community centers along with other various locations. (Dates and times can vary.) Last summer, over 117,000 meals were served at over 69 locations in the Akron area. These meals are served to anyone between the ages of 1-18. Meals are also available for anyone ages 18-21 who have been determined by a state or local public educational agency to be mentally or physically disabled and involved in an independent education program.

2020 Summer Food Service Program Overview

2020 Editable Summer Food Service Program Application

Summer Food Service Program Eligibility Requirements

2020 Summer Food Income Eligibility Application 


Summer Food Program Volunteering The summer Food Service Program (SFSP or the “summer meals program”) was created to connect children from low-income families to the crucial nutrition they need during the summer. The program was created more than 40 years ago to help children from low-income families get the healthy food they need during the summer months, when school is out. Local organizations like schools, recreation centers, YMCA, Boys & Girls clubs & Libraries run summer sites to feed and sometimes even offer enrichment opportunities for these children in high need areas.

With over 65 sites, we are requesting your help to staff a few of these sites. If interested, please let Lisa Boring know via email at [email protected]. Any help is appreciated!


2020 Summer Food Service Program Dates are June 15, 2020 - August 14, 2020.  A listing of sites will be available soon.

Text Summer Meals to 97779 to receive a list of available SFSP sites in your areas. This service is provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and updated weekly. For verified information on approved sites, text the USDA number or call 1-866-3-HUNGRY (866-348-6479).

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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