Free youth summer meal program starts June 23

Seattle children ages 1 through 18 might be eligible for free breakfasts, lunches and snacks this summer through the Seattle Human Services Department's Summer Food Service Program.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded program, also known as Summer Sack Lunch, is open to children at qualifying sites. From June 23 through Aug. 22, the meals will be served at approximately 100 sites across the city. These include designated community centers, Seattle park playgrounds, Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCAs and YWCAs, and other community sites throughout Seattle.

Some of these sites (about 30) offer the food program to children enrolled in specific activity programs. Meals are served to all children enrolled in the program for free.

However, 50 percent or more of the children enrolled must be from families that are at or below certain levels. For instance, a household size of three with a yearly income of no more than $30,710.

The majority of the sites (about 70) will offer meals to the public. All children 18 years old and younger can come to have a meal.

For a complete list of sites and hours for the Summer Food Service Program, call 206-386-1140 or visit[[In-content Ad]]