All Sac City kids can get free federally funded meals this summer–find out how!
School cafeterias will be open this summer at 32 schools & community locations. Children and teens can still get nutritious breakfasts and lunches at no charge throughout the Sacramento City Unified School District beginning June 17. To find schools open for breakfast and lunch text the word FOOD or COMIDA to 877877 or call 211 for the most updated dates and meal time information.
During the school year, SCUSD’s Nutrition Services serves more than 45,000 meals a day in school cafeterias throughout the city. Many students eat for free: About two-thirds of SCUSD’s 44,000 students qualify for a free- or reduced-price meal through the federal school lunch program.
Access to meals throughout the summer helps ensure kids are healthy and ready to learn when school resumes in September. “Students will be offered a hot breakfast and lunch, with seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables from regional growers like Vierra Farms, Fully Belly Farms, and Okui Farms ” states Diana Flores, Nutrition Services Director. To see our full summer menu visit www.scusd.edu/nutrition-menus.
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) benefits all children in accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy. Summer Food Service is a federally-funded program and SCUSD’s costs are reimbursed by the federal government. Children do not need to be enrolled in any programs to receive free meals.
For additional summer meals events happening in the Sacramento region as part of the Summer Million Meals Campaign, please click here. There will also be a Free Pool Day at the George Sim Community Center on Thursday, June 27 from noon to 2 p.m. Click here for more information.
Please see attached flyer for a list of Summer Food Service Program locations and meal times.