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

The Syracuse City School District will once again provide 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.usda summer feeding pgm

The district’s Food and Nutrition Department will serve breakfast and/or lunch, based on location, to all children ages 18 and younger, Monday through Friday. Meals will be served at 42 locations throughout the city, including schools, parks, community centers and libraries.

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

Service at most locations begins on July 5th. See the link below for a detailed list of locations and dates. 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.

Click Here to view and/or download Summer Food Service Program locations in your area.

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