Summer break doesn’t need to be a cause of food insecurity for your family.
Check out these local programs that offer free meals for children under 18 in locations across the Portland-Metro Region. Spread the word and help no child go hungry! Dates and times vary but each programs has this rule in common: Children must be present to receive a meal and meals must be consumed at the site of service.
Each link also has information on how to donate food or time to these programs to help support your community!
Vancouver, WA – June 26 to August 11
This year’s program will operate June
26 to August 11 at 20 locations, including partnerships with YMCA, Vancouver Public Schools, and more!
Learn more here: https://sharevancouver.org/
To find the site closest to you, you can also text FOOD or COMIDA to 304-304.
Hillsboro, OR – June 21 to August 17
During the summer months, Hillsboro School District sponsors free lunch in six locations. Meals are intended for children between the ages of 1 and 18, one per person. Children must be present to receive a meal and meals must be consumed at the site of service.
Learn more here: https://www.hsd.k12.or.us/
Portland, OR – June 21 to August 18 (dates vary!)
Play for days at Free Lunch + Play, where kids come to share a meal together and have fun in the sun!
Monday through Friday from 10am-2pm. Meals provided by Portland Public Schools, Centennial School District, Parkrose School District and David Douglas School District and adhere to the USDA Federal Lunch Program rules and regulations.
Farmers Markets and SNAP
If you’re a recipient of Oregon Trail Card SNAP benefits, you can take advantage of the Double Up Food Bucks program by shopping at participating farmers markets. For every $20 you spend at these markets, you’ll receive an additional $20 to purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables. You can redeem this offer at any participating market near you. Find a location at https://doubleuporegon.org/
Residents of Vancouver, WA can also learn more about SNAP Market Match by visiting https://www.