Summer Food Service

Food Bank of Central New York is a proud sponsor of the Summer Food Service Program.

Although millions of children depend on nutritious free and reduced-price meals and snacks at school for nine months out of the year, just a fraction of them receive the free meals provided by the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) during the summer months.

SFSP ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals during summer break, a time when they do not have access to school lunch or breakfast.

Administered by the New York State Education Department, the  Food Bank delivers meals to approved SFSP sites during the summer months, ensuring that children receive much needed breakfasts and lunches.

This summer, the Food Bank plans to help serve more than 25,219 free meals to children at approved SFSP sites.

Meals are provided to all children up to age 19 without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the programs and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

Summer Food Service Program Sites 2016

To locate an SFSP site near you:

  • Text FOOD to 877877 and a list of sites will be sent to your phone.
  • Call the SFSP hotline at (866) 3-HUNGRY.
  • Click here to view an interactive map with information on all the summer meal sites in New York State.
  • The New York State Department of Health’s Growing Up Healthy Hotline, (800) 522-5006, can also help locate a summer meal site in your community.

In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

For questions or more information about SFSP, contact Amalia Swan, Director of Outreach & Child Nutrition, at (315) 437-1899 ext. 245.

View Summer Food Service Locations