Summer Meals

While summer means fun and relaxation for many children, it is a time of hunger for many low-income students. Food insecurity increases as school meal programs break for the summer.

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. The Dairy Alliance assists USDA in promoting the program at sites across the Southeast. The Dairy Alliance works with state leaders, nonprofit organizations and local communities to raise awareness for summer meals and help low-income children get the nutrition they need in the communities where they live. Through equipment grants, The Dairy Alliance assists program sponsors in keeping dairy foods safe, cold and delicious during transport to and at meal sites.

This summer, USDA plans to serve more than 200 million free meals to children 18 years and under at approved SFSP sites. Help us ensure that no child goes hungry this summer by visiting