Summer Meals Program


The Community Food Bank’s Kids Café Summer Meals Program provides healthy lunches and snacks to kids throughout the summer months, ensuring they have consistent access to the nutritious foods they need!

We partner with the USDA and ALSDE, as well as with local YMCA’s, schools, churches, and other kids’ programs to provide meals in low-income areas when school is not in session. Children and teens age 18 and younger may take part in the free meals, and it’s first-come, first-served. Sites typically offer lunches and snacks 5 days a week (Mon-Fri), and this year, we are giving the option to take your meal to go as well as to eat on site.We plan to serve approximately 70,000 lunches and snacks this summer!

Together, we’re helping to prevent summer learning loss—and making sure kids can focus on just being kids this summer!

Summer Meals are over for 2021, but keep an eye out for 2022 updates!

Does your organization run a summer program for children?

Would you like to stretch your Summer Program dollars? How does “FREE” sound?

If you’re a summer hero on a budget, apply to be a 2022 Summer Meal Program site! Applications will go live in the Spring.

Summer Meals are:
Free of charge to participating children
•  Free of charge to your organization
•  Nutritious, exceeding or meeting Federal nutrition standards
•  Delivered directly to your site 5 days a week all summer long
•  Ready to serve (no prep needed!)

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs).