The summer months are especially difficult for children at-risk for hunger and their families, as only 10 percent of children eligible for free or reduced school lunches, has access to regular meals when school is out of session. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides healthy meals to children ages 1 to 18, free of charge during the summer months.
Across Nebraska, there are over 200 local sites that serve nutritious meals to children throughout the summer. These include schools, faith-based organizations, and community centers. There is no registration or documentation required; children simply need to be present to have a nutritious meal with their peers. In addition to food, many sites provide educational enrichment and recreational activities that help children continue to learn and stay safe and active when school is not in session.