Could Your Family Use More Food this Summer?
The Summer Meals Program
The Summer Meals Program (federal Summer Food Service Program) is a federal nutrition program that provides free meals and snacks to kids and teens during the summer months. Summer meal sites are located in schools, recreation centers, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, and camps. The program begins at the end of the school year, and ends in the fall when school begins.
Now that summer has ended, your children may be eligible for free or reduced price meals at school this year. Click here for more information about income guidelines and applying.
All kids and teens (18 years old and younger) are eligible for the program, regardless of income!
Basic Food Program (Food Stamps)
Basic Food is a program that provides free money to buy food at grocery stores. It is the name for the Food Stamp Program in Washington State. Basic Food helps families buy food with an Electronic Benefits Transfer Card (EBT). EBT cards work like debit cards. You can spend your monthly benefits in participating grocery stores. Learn more about Basic Food and see if your family is eligible .
For questions about the Summer Meals Program or the Basic Food Program, call the Family Food Hotline at 1-888-436-6392.