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Connecting Kids With Nutritious Meals This Summer

Most children look forward to summer adventures that include outdoor fun, family vacation, and water activities. Operation Food Search Food and Fun Club provides a mini-camp experience for children that may not have access to traditional day camps. Designed to complement The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), funded by the USDA, the Food and Fun Club provides a daily dose of nutrition, along with a variety of games, arts, crafts, and STEM projects. The healthy meals fuel growing bodies while the engaging activities enrich curious minds.
As an SFSP sponsor, Operation Food Search will connect thousands of children 18 years and under to meals at over 70 locations across the metro region. When school is out, kids are more at-risk for hunger and obesity. More than 390,000 youth rely on free and reduced-price school meals during the school year and struggle to replace that nutrition source in the summer. The Food and Fun Club provides access to delicious meals kids want to eat at locations close to their homes.

Find Free Meals In Your Area

Text ‘Food’ to 877-877
and receive a text back with the address and program information for sites closest to you.
The summer meal program runs Monday-Saturday each week.
Begins: June 1
Ends: August 11

Interested in receiving Summer Meals?

Please Fill Out The Application

Program Funded In Part By:

 

The SFSP is a program administered by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MDHSS) and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

This program or parts of this program may be funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food & Nutrition Service as part of the USDA Summer Food Service Program. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Office of Adjudication & Compliance, 1400 Independence Ave, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410  or call (202) 260-1026, (866) 632-9992 (toll free), or (202) 401-0216.