Summer Servings is a fun way for children to receive meals at no cost during the summer!
Between fun summer activities like swimming, kickball, and playing with friends, kids work up a large appetite and Summer Servings is here to help! Summer Servings is a fun and nutritious meal program for hungry children age 18 and under. During the summer months, children can gather at one of the hundreds of various locations around Marion County during the weekdays and experience a nutritious meal in a safe atmosphere that is convenient for them.
Summer Servings is designed to fill the nutrition gap during the summer to ensure that children get the meals they need when school is not in session. For over 40 years, this program has helped over one million children have a healthy, nutritious summer.
Summer Servings is Marion County’s branch of the Summer Food Service Program in cooperation with sponsors approved, trained, and monitored by the Indiana Department of Education.
The Food and Nutrition Service, a sector of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, authorizes summer meals nationally. Locally, Summer Servings meal sites are organized by local sponsors who apply to participate on the USDA program through the Indiana Department of Education. Sponsors are trained to serve meals which meet the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition requirements. Meal service and serving times will vary by site.
Summer Servings meal locations are easy to find.
Many Indy Parks support a meal site. Other locations include school districts, local government agencies, camps, or private nonprofit organizations. Many sites can be easily recognized by the Summer Servings sign at the location. 2013 site locations will be posted under Serving Locations at the top of this page starting June 1, 2013.