Summer Food Service Program

During these difficult economic times, the only healthy meal a disadvantaged youth may consume is a free/reduced-price meal offered at school during the academic year. During summer break, Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) Food Services provides free meals to kids ages 1-18.

According to California Food Policy Advocates 2016 data, 84,166 kids residing in Fresno County residing in Fresno County fall into a summer nutrition gap.  These children miss out on access to nutritious summer meals that combat hunger and food insecurity, support year-round learning, and help prevent obesity. 

The meals – which are prepared and provided by Fresno EOC’s Food Services – meet strict United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and California Department of Education (CDE) nutrition guidelines and are comprised of two ounces of protein, two servings of fruits/vegetables, one serving of bread, and eight ounces of milk. 

Fresno EOC began administering the Summer Food Service Program in 1991 with only two sites. Last year the program distributed food to 104 sites, 76 urban and 28 rural locations, for a total of 80,000 meals.

>>View 2019 Summer Food Service Sites<<

 


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. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call 866-632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing-impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339, or 800-845-6136 (Spanish).