Kids are being served food on a table(FRANKFORT, KY) – The Summer Food Service Program, which is administered by the Kentucky Department of Education, will provide meals at no cost from June through August to children 18 and under who are from low-income families.

The department partners with school districts and community organizations statewide to offer nutritious meals, recreational fun and educational activities while school is out of session. 

More than 2,000 sites will serve meals to Kentucky children this summer. The number of Summer Food Service Program meals and meal sites has increased annually as more awareness of, and participation in, the program has occurred.

In rural areas, meals may be available for multiple days and in some cases, provided to-go to children, parents or guardians.

The Summer Food Service Program is part of the National Summer Food Service Program, a federally funded program operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Site locations and meal service times vary across the state. Visit the USDA Summer Meals for Kids Site Finder webpage or call the USDA Hunger Hotline at (866) 348-6479 for detailed information about meal sites, distribution days and whether meals are eaten on site or are available to-go. Families can also text “Food” or “Comida” to 304-304 for more general meal site information.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.​

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a complainant should complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Online Form (AD-3027) found online at the USDA’s How to File a Complaint webpage​, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone numbe​​r and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  • Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  • Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  • Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.