Washington is the 14th hungriest state in the nation. Many of those who suffer from hunger are families who count on local school meal programs to provide nutritious meals for their children. When the summer months arrive, families who rely on school meals struggle to buy enough food to sustain the household. Recognizing the problem that faces students and families during the summer, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) created the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) to ensure that children in low-income areas get the same nutritious meals they receive in school from September to June.
To extend the USDA SFSP program, The Washington State Dairy Council has partnered with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in promoting the Summer Meals program to help families around Washington find nutritious meals during the summer months. Parents and guardians can go to www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks or call 866-348-6479 to find the locations of Summer Meal programs in their neighborhood.
For more information on SFSP, click HERE.
For more information on OSPI Summer Meals Programs, click HERE