"Summer Servings" is the branded name of the USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) here in Marion County. Funded by the USDA and administered through the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE), it provides nutritious meals and snacks to children during the summer months when school is not in session. Each serving site has a sponsor, and those sponsors are approved, trained and monitored by the IDOE. Meals are provided at no cost to all children ages 18 and younger. There is no need to register or show identification. Any child 18 years old and younger may stop in at any open site throughout Marion County. Meal service and serving times will vary by site.
Where can I find Summer Servings sites?
Summer Servings sites are available in many areas of Marion County. Look for the Summer Servings logo on banners or yard signs in your area. 2015 Summer Servings site locations can be found under the "Serving Locations" tab at the top of the page as of May 28, 2015. If you are outside of Marion County, please contact the Indiana Department of Education at 800-537-1142 or visit the Indiana Summer Food Service Program Web site.
Interested in volunteering?
Every Summer Servings site operates differently, so we suggest that you contact a site near you and ask the site coordinators if they are in need of volunteer help.
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.
The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), 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 in 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.