SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM
For questions, or to check on Summer Food Program schedule, call 253-571-3370
[scroll to bottom of page for meal sites, dates and times]
Free breakfast and sack lunches are available for children
The Tacoma School District, Nutrition Services Department, in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture, announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for Children. Meals will be made available at the sites, dates and times below at no charge to all children ages one through 18 years of age.
What is the Summer Food Service Program?
The Summer Food Service Program is a federally funded child nutrition program that feeds children free nutritious meals during the long summer break when school is out and children do not have access to school meals.
Who is eligible for a free meal this summer?
All children, ages 1 through 18 years, are eligible to eat a nutritious breakfast and lunch when the summer food program is in session [see the list of sites, meals and times.] There is no required registration or fees. There is no requirement that children be enrolled in the district’s summer school program. All children from the community are welcome to a free meal. Just show up at the advertised serving time. All children are served on a first come-first served basis.
Are there program rules for the Summer Food Service Program?
Yes. The Summer Food Service Program is a program for children under sponsorship of the United State Department of Agriculture. Certain guidelines are required for the district to receive federal reimbursement for the meals served. Some of the guidelines are that the entire meal must be eaten on site; no portion of the meal may be taken out of the meal serving area. Children must take all meal items, but are not required to eat everything. A place in the meal serving area is set aside for items that children do not wish to eat [Goody Table]. Hungry children may take meal items from the Goody Table to be eaten in the serving area. Another guideline is that adults may not eat any portion of a child’s meal.
Summer Food Program Menu (Monday through Thursday)
||Cereal, breakfast wafers, 100 % fruit juice, milk
||PB&J Uncrustable sandwich, Carroteenies, apple, milk
||Turkey bologna & cheese sandwich on whole wheat bun, celery sticks, P/B cup, banana, milk
||Deli turkey & cheese wrap on whole wheat tortilla, broccoli, ranch dip cup, tropical fruit cup, milk
||Ham and cheese on whole wheat bun, veggie sticks, apple slices, milk
||District is closed
In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.If you feel you have been treated unfairly, you may file a complaint of discrimination by writing, USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866)632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339; or (800)845-6136 (Spanish). USDA and the Tacoma School District is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Meals will be provided at the following locations attached with time and dates.
Additional Summer Food Sites may be found by calling the Family Food Hotline [1-888-436-6392] or visiting their website at www.ParentHelp123.org [click on "Summer Meals"] or text FoodWA to 877-877: all sites use specific zip code to find summer food sites near you.
Summer Meal Schedule - Updated 7-26-2012
Check schedule often as meal times may change