Fast Facts about Summer Meals

  • Free summer meals for children and teens ages 18 and younger are available at more than 2,500 locations in North Carolina.
  • The process to locate free summer meals for kids is only accessible in June, July, and August when school is out.
  • Food served at summer meal sites follows USDA nutrition guidelines and are paid for by the USDA.
  • Summer meal sites are safe places for kids and teens to go, such as schools, churches, and community centers.
  • Many sites offer educational and recreational activities that kids of all ages can participate in so they can eat, hang out with friends, and take part in activities offered.
  • Parents don’t need to apply to the program to get a free summer meal for their kids.

Find Free Summer Meals Near You

Text FoodNC to 877-877

Call toll-free 1.866.3Hungry
(1.866.348.6479) or 1.877.8Hambre (1.877.842.6273)

Visit the USDA's Summer Meal Site Finder

Summer Meals

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Resources and Materials

Capacity Builder Map (USDA)


Outreach Materials on Vistaprint

More Summer Meals Resources and Materials