Syracuse City School District Offers Free Meals to Students through Summer Food Service Program

The Syracuse City School District will be providing free meals to students twice a day throughout the summer as part of its Summer Food Service Program.

Over the course of the school year, an average of 10,500 breakfasts and 14,600 lunches are served each day. The Summer Food Service Program is an effort to ensure that all SCSD students continue to receive the nutrition they need to remain healthy and active, even when school is not in session. SCSD Web Button

The district’s Food and Nutrition Department will serve breakfast or lunch, based on location, to students under age 18, Monday through Friday. Meals will be served at 38 locations throughout the city, including schools, parks, community centers and libraries.

At Beauchamp Library, Mundy Library and Hazard Branch Library, meals will be served from food trucks for the first time, in an effort to reach even more students. Cold lunches will be delivered to the libraries in a refrigerated truck and will be served to children.

A detailed list of locations and dates Summer Meal Program Schedule 2015 is linked. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for everyone regardless of race, color, national origin, age, or disability. There will be no discrimination in the course of meal service.

For more information or to inquire about becoming a nutrition site, please contact Ken Warner, Director of Food and Nutrition, at 315-435-4207.