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Summer Meals for Kids Site Finder

As of July 19, 2024, the site finder has data for the following states: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV and WY.

If your state is not included in this list, please check back. The site finder is updated with new state submissions every Friday throughout the summer. Additionally, the site finder does not list sites offering meal delivery for SUN Meals To-Go. Please contact the site directly or your state agency to explore additional meal service options that may be available where you live.

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About the Site Finder

USDA works closely with states to ensure that children who receive free or reduced-price school meals can get the nutrition they need when schools are closed for summer break. Through USDA's summer meal programs, approved sites in communities across the country serve meals and snacks to kids 18 and younger at no cost. Families can use the Summer Meals for Kids Site Finder to find directions to nearby meal sites, as well as their hours of operation and contact information.

The Summer Meals for Kids Site Finder was developed by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to help children, families, and others quickly and easily find summer meal sites near them. The site finder is a free, web-based application that also works on tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices.

Information found on the site finder is provided by state agencies throughout the country that operate USDA summer meal programs. This year the Site Finder can help you find two types of summer meal sites: Eat On-Site and Meals To-Go. Both types of sites offer free meals and snacks to children 18 and younger.

  • Eat On-Site
    • meals and snacks must be eaten at the site
    • kids get to spend time with other kids and many sites also offer enrichment activities
  • Meals To-Go
    • available in some rural areas
    • meals and snacks can be picked up to eat off-site
    • sites may provide meals and snacks for multiple days at a time
    • kids may get to spend time with other kids before taking their meals or snacks off-site and sites may also offer enrichment activities

Learn more about USDA’s SUN Programs: Summer Nutrition Programs for Kids.

Quick Tips for Using the Site Finder

Search box - Enter a zip code, city, state, or street address to find a map showing summer meal sites in your area. If several sites appear, select the best option and the map will zoom in and pin that location.

Map - Use the plus (+) and minus (-) buttons to zoom in and out on the map. If you do not see any sites using the information you entered in the search box, try zooming out in the map to look for sites in the surrounding area.

Site openings – If your search doesn’t show any results on the map, it’s possible that summer sites in your area have not opened for the season or have closed for the season. The site finder is updated every Friday, so check back frequently for the latest information.

Search results will appear on the map as well as in a table below the map. When you click on a dot or square on the map, a pop-up window will appear. This window will show important information about the summer site, such as its name, location, meal schedule, and whether the meals or snacks are provided on-site or to-go. Select the arrow button to view this information in a table below the map. The table will be highlighted in blue after you click on a dot or square. Zoom out and search again to find a different location or broaden your search.

When you select sites that are grouped close together on the map, a pop-up window with multiple pages will appear. Use the (<) or (>) buttons located on the bottom left corner of the pop-up window to click through the results. The number in the bottom right corner indicates the total number of meal sites found.

Reporting Incorrect Data

Local summer meal operators provide information about their meal sites to their state agency. The state agency then submits that information to USDA. Data is updated every Friday throughout the summer to include new locations.

To report incorrect data, please contact your state agency.

Additional Assistance

Families seeking food assistance for their children can also contact The USDA National Hunger Hotline, operated by Hunger Free America. The hotline can be reached Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET at

  • 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) (for English) or
  • 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) (for Spanish).

Finally, please contact your state agency for additional meal service options that may be available in your state.

Developer Tools

FNS provides various options for researchers and application developers to use the Summer Meals for Kids Site Finder data.

Developer Features on the Map - To export data directly from the map, select the arrow button to expand the table and click the last white box in the far-right corner. A list of actions for the table appears including the “Export” feature at the bottom. Users can export data as a JSON, CSV, or GeoJSON.

To find the iFrame, click the share icon at the top-right corner of the header and click the </> button. An HTML code will appear and include options to modify the parameters to embed the mapping tool on a webpage.

Other Developer Tools – An API (Application Program Interface) is provided to connect directly to the Meals for Kids site data.

Users are also able to download the Meals for Kids Site Finder data as a CSV file or view the data in a table using the links below.

Page updated: July 19, 2024