Summer Meals Program
Summer is upon us, and this year more than ever youth (18 and under) who rely on schools for free nutritious meals during the school year may not have access to healthy meals in the summer months. That’s where the Summer Meals Program can help. Safe drop-in locations all across the city are offering free meals for Rochester youth or their families to pick up and bring home, all summer long.
For more info dial 2-1-1 or visit www.Summer MealsROC.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who is eligible for meals? A: All city residents 18 years old and younger
Q: Where are meals being offered? A: There are SAFE drop-in locations like schools, City of Rochester R-Centers, churches, libraries, and many other community organizations across the city. Sites will be taking recommended precautions to make sure visitors are safe. A complete list will be available by dialing 2-1-1 or visiting www.Summer MealsROC.org.
Q: Can families pick up meals at any time? A: No, sites have specific times when they serve meals and not all sites serve at the same time. The days of the week that sites serve meals may be different and meals are not served on Saturday or Sunday at any site. Dial 2-1-1 or visit www.SummerMealsROC.org for a complete list of days, times, and locations.
Q: Do families need to fill out paperwork to get a free meal? A: No, there is no paperwork involved. Kids or other family members can just show up during the scheduled times and grab meals to bring home for any child 18 years old and younger.
Q: What are some examples of meals served at sites? A: Breakfast, lunch, or dinners may be offered at sites. Breakfast items may include cereal, yogurt, muffins, granola bars, and fruit. Lunch or dinners items may include sandwiches, wraps, salads, fruit, and vegetables.