Pop-up Mobile Meal Sites to Feed Community Youth

Posted on Jun 13, 2017

Fresno EOC Food Services is providing no-cost meals to youth in the community through its Summer Food Services Program (SFSP). This year though, Fresno EOC Food Services is adding something new. Pop-up Mobile Meal feeding sites have been added to provide meals to the kids who can’t make it to stationary sites, like libraries and community centers, to have access to the free meals. Buses, vans, and box trucks will be used to deliver and set up these sites. Mobile Meal sites will have shade, tables, fans, and serving staff. Some notable Mobile Meal stops include Fashion Fair Mall, Manchester Mall, Storyland, Blackbeard’s, and various stops on Motel Drive.

“We are looking to reduce food insecurity for the youth in our community,” says Morgan Terry, Fresno EOC Food Services Director. “Together with our community partners, we feel confident we can make nutritious summer meals easily accessible to our local children.”

The meals, prepared and delivered by Fresno EOC Food Services, meet strict United States Department of Agriculture and California Department of Education nutrition guidelines and are comprised of two ounces of protein, two servings of fruits/vegetables, one serving of bread, and eight ounces of milk. Meals must be eaten in a group setting and stay on location. No registration or documentation is needed from the youth or their families.

Fresno EOC began administering the Summer Food Services Program in 1991 with only two sites. This year the program will distribute food to 95 sites, including 68 urban and 27 rural locations. 

If you’re looking for free meals for kids in your area, you can text "FOOD" or "COMIDA" to 877877 and you'll get a message back that gives the closest locations to get the free meals. The service is run by No Kid Hungry in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Food and Agriculture. According to the USDA, more than 200 million free meals will be served at SFSP approved sites this summer.

The Summer Food Service Program is a federal program funded by the USDA and administered by the California Department of Education. 

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About Fresno EOC Food Services
Fresno EOC, a private nonprofit organization, provides opportunities and resources to low-income Fresno County residents for over 51 years. Fresno EOC offers over 35 comprehensive community-based programs that empower individuals to thrive as healthy, self-sufficient and contributing members of our communities. Fresno EOC Food Services Program provides healthy and nutritious meals to pre-school and school-age children, youth and young adults, seniors, and organizations requiring catering services.