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Virginia Summer Meals for Kids Benefits

Program Description

The Virginia Summer Meals for Kids program provides nutritious meals to children who would normally receive free or reduced price meals when school is in session. This helps children to maintain a nutritious diet and helps their families to stretch their food dollars during the summer months.

The program is offered in many and various locations such as parks, playgrounds, housing authorities, day camps, churches, community centers, etc. Often the meal service is combined with learning and recreational activities for the children.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Virginia.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $21,775
2 $29,471
3 $37,167
4 $44,863
5 $52,559
6 $60,255
7 $67,951
8 $75,647

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To apply for the Summer Food Service program, contact the site nearest you:
http://www.vahealth.org/DCN/General%20Info/sfsp.htm

Program Contact Information

For information about the Virginia Summer Meals for Kids program please visit: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/livewell/programs/sfsp/
If you have questions regarding the program, please call the USDA Food & Nutrition Service toll-free at: 1-800-448-8732