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Free Meals

The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires all School Food Authorities (SFAs) to inform families about the availability and location of free meals for students over the summer months through the Summer Food Service Program. This is required even if the SFA is not participating in the Summer Meals Program.

The LEA may fulfill the requirement of notifying the community of locations of summer meal sites, through one of the methods listed below. This may be accomplished through phone calls, flyers or other methods such as, posting on the SFAs website. 

Schools or families can use any of the following methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer: 

·  Call 211 
·  Call 1.866.3Hungry or 1.877.8Hambre
·  Text  “MEALPA” to 877877 during the summer months 
·  Visit the website: www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks   (note, this replaces the whyhunger.org website)
·  Use the site locator for smartphones - Rangeapp.org
For additional information about the Summer Food Service Program please contact Mary Ringenberg at mringenber@pa.gov or 717.783.6501.