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.