Here’s where Thurston families can find free meals for kids 18 and younger this summer
Thousands of Thurston County students eat free and reduced-price school lunches during the school year. But when school lets out, the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction wants families to know how to continue to get free meals through the annual Summer Food Service Program. Unlike the school lunch program, the Summer Food Service Program can be used by anyone 18 years old or younger. OSPI noted that the program is funded federally and by statewide nonprofits, schools, and Tribes.
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The Rotary Club of Yelm Prairie Stampede – “I Run for Food” will take place during the week of June 19 to 25, 2022. The Rotary Club of Yelm is dedicated to service-in our community and in the world. The proceeds raised by the Yelm Prairie Stampede go to help fund our 10 Weeks of Summer Lunch Program and other youth supported activities.
Summer meal programs are serving healthy meals and snacks to children 18 years of age and younger.
This federally-funded program is sponsored by many organizations throughout our state, including schools, nonprofit organizations, local governments, tribes, and more. The sites offer grab-and-go meals, and some sites may provide multiple meals at one time.
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction has information about the program and how to locate a summer meal site.
English (website includes information in ten languages) Summer Meals Locator – 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or text “Food” to 304-304.