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Summer Meal Assistance

Children need to eat healthy all year round. If your child needs food assistance during the summer months, June to August, there are programs that can help with meals, snacks and more. Text "Food" to 877877 to get connected to meals in your area or see below for more. 

City of Philadelphia

More than 1,000 sites throughout the city of Philadelphia offer meals and snacks to kids during summer months. These include recreation centers, parks, churches and “play streets.” No ID or registration is required.

Call Coalition Against Hunger at 1-855-252-MEAL (6325) or visit to learn more.

Outside of Philadelphia

If you reside outside the city of Philadelphia, there still may be options for meal assistance during the summer.

Call the Pennsylvania Department of Education at 1-717-783-6501 to find a location nearest you.