Free summer meals available for kids under 18

Summer Meals are free for all kids age 18 and under!

The USDA Summer Food Service Program was established to ensure children in income eligible areas continue to receive nutritious meals during the summer months when school is not in session. There are over 400 sites across Maine where anyone 18 and younger can get a free meal, no questions asked. Sponsors operating sites have been encouraged to bring the “Farm to Summer” and incorporate local foods to improve meal quality. In addition, sites depend on enrichment activities to attract and engage children throughout the summer. Sponsors can consider activities such as taking children on a farm trip or hosting farmers at sites to help bring the “Farm to Summer.” This year, there has also been a focus working with farmers’ markets as meal sites in eligible areas. For more information about the Maine Summer Food Service Program or find out how you can become involved, please contact Adriane Ackroyd at

To find nearby Summer Meal sites, please visit USDA’s Summer Meal Site Finder website at:

Or text “Summer Meals” to 97779

Information is available mid-June.

The Maine DOE is an equal opportunity provider.