What is the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program?
The National School Lunch and Breakfast Program (NSLBP) is a federally assisted service that helps schools provide meals in over 100,000 public and non-profit private schools, as well as residential child care institutions. In previous years, NSLBP provided over 31 million children with nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches each day. The NSLBP follows the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) guidelines for nutrition and dietary specifications for each meal provided to students.
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 email@example.com or 717.783.6501