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Summer Meals in Rural Places

USDA is making SUN Meals more convenient! If you live in a rural community where SUN Meals are hard to access, you may be able to get SUN Meals To-Go. This means you can get summer meals for your kids picked up or delivered to your home at no cost.

SUN Meals To-Go may have a different name where you live, but the benefit is the same: nutritious meals for kids and teens.


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How to Get SUN Meals To-Go

In places where SUN Meals To-Go is offered, it's available to any child aged 18 and under – no application needed! Check if SUN Meals To-Go is available and find pick-up locations where you live using the USDA Summer Meals for Kids Site Finder below.

As of June 21, 2024, the site finder has data for the following states: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, 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.

In addition to eat-on-site Summer Meals, you can use the site finder to find pick-up locations for places where SUN Meals To-Go is offered. However, 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.

Don't see SUN Meals To-Go near you?

Fuel your kids’ potential with other SUN Programs! SUN Meals are available across the U.S., and the new SUN Bucks grocery benefit is available to eligible kids in many states and some tribal nations. 

You can also call the USDA National Hunger Hotline, operated by Hunger Free America, for help finding food resources and programs in your community. Call 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479), or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) for Spanish, from Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET.

Resources for Program Operators

Additional program resources are available for state agencies, site sponsors, and program operators.

Page updated: June 21, 2024