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Summer Food Service Program


Summer Food Service Program Helps Reduce Child Hunger in Charlotte

Most children cannot wait for school to be out in June. However, for some parents, when school is out for summer, they worry about where their children will get breakfast or lunch. This summer over fifty local Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) will provide breakfast and lunch to feed hungry children in our community. We also have the Lunch Express sites for some remote areas that is difficult for students to get to a feeding site. Some sites begin their summer feeding programs on Wednesday, June 12th, 2019.

Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does a child's need for good nutrition. The Summer Food Service Program provides nutritious meals at no cost to help children in low-income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow throughout the summer months when they are out of school.

CMS's Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered through the NC Department of Public Instruction. CMS is reimbursed for the cost of the meals served to eligible children. Children 1-18 receive meals at no cost through the program and all meals meet nutrition standards based on federal guidelines. 

For participating Summer Food Service Program school sites, download the PDF below. For Lunch Express sites, download the PDF below. If you need help with finding a site please contact School Nutrition Services at 980-343-6041.

Resource Downloads include Summer Food Service Program 2019 Menus, Participating Sites for Hot Meals, Lunch Express, and the Nutrient Analysis.



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