The Summer Food Service Program is a federal program providing free meals and fun activities to kids 18 and under during the summer months when school is out of session.
Our Summer Food Service Program outreach initiative is an aggressive campaign to increase participation in summer child hunger programs by collaborating with local organizations in our region’s most underserved counties.
The Food Bank also provides information, best practices, marketing support and technical assistance to the sites and sponsors in our service area. In each county, our regional coordinators create and regularly convene community task forces to increase participation.
We bring together individuals and organizations that address the needs of children, inform them about how the Summer Food Service Program works and provide technical support and assistance to increase participation in the program.
We’ve expanded our Summer Food Service in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Lawrence and Somerset counties, and have assisted in the startup of 11 new Summer Food sites, including in Penn Hills and Baldwin.
Text “MEALPA” to 877-877, or
Call 2-1-1 for the United Way hotline to hear location and site schedules, or
Go online to the USDA Summer Meal Site Finder.