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What Is the Summer BreakSpot?

Summer BreakSpot:

  • Provides nutritious meals at no cost to children 18 and under while school is out for the summer;

  • Operates at schools, nonprofit organizations and government entities, such as parks and libraries; and

  • Reimburses participating organizations for meals through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Summer Food Service Program or Seamless Summer Option.


The program provides free:

  • Nutritionally balanced meals during summer recess when school breakfasts and lunches are not available

  • Hot and cold meals at participating sites via on site consumption, ensuring maximum compliance to health and safety standards

  • Items featured on the menus are made fresh, from locally sourced foods that children will enjoy

  • Grab and go meal options are available if the need arises

How Can Organizations Help?

Organizations can:

  • Become a Summer BreakSpot sponsor and serve nutritious meals to children;

  • Offer your facilities as a site location for other organizations to provide the meals;

  • Publicize the program to families with newsletters, mailings and through digital communications; and

  • Visit to see where service and resource gaps exist in your community.


There are a few ways you can find a site:

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USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.


Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.


To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:



U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or


(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or




This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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