The Ohio Department of Education is sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program again this year, providing children with free, healthy meals during the school break. 

Participation is simple, and no sign up is required. To learn about meal times and site locations, call (1-866-348-6479) or visit

The Summer Food Service Program ensures children ages 18 and under continue to receive nutritious meals during the summer when they do not have access to school breakfasts or lunches. Children with disabilities and approved individualized education programs may participate through age 21.

In summer 2021, more than 8 million meals were served to Ohio children through the Summer Food Service Program at more than 2,000 sites. The U.S. Department of Agriculture funds the program and the Ohio Department of Education administers it.

Posted by Kim Miller-Smith on 7/5/2022