Summer Food Program
When the final school bells ring and summer break begins, millions of kids are at risk of going hungry. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 30 million children receive free or reduced-cost meals through the National School Lunch Program, but only 2.3 million of these kids continue to receive meals through the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program.
As part of our commitment to keeping kids healthy, the Y and Walmart Foundation are partnering to provide 4.7 million meals and snacks to 200,000 kids and teens at 2,300 locations in communities throughout the nation this summer. Youth between ages 5-18 can participate in the program to get their “fill of food and fun” – receiving nutritious meals and snacks, while also enjoying recreational and learning activities to keep their bodies and minds active.