Seattle children ages 1 through 18 years will enjoy free breakfasts, lunches, and snacks once again this summer through the Seattle Human Services Department’s (HSD) Summer Food Service Program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. From July 6 through August 21, 2020, free meals will be made available at no charge to children across the City.
“Children and youth need access to healthy, nutritious food year-round to help them learn, play, and grow including the summer when school year resources are not available. The Summer Food Service Program meets this critical need and allows us to partner with community organizations across Seattle in pursuing HSD’s mission to support Healthy Communities, Healthy Families.”Jason Johnson, Interim Department Director
Meals open to public: Nearly all City-sponsored meal sites will be open to the public, meaning any child 18 and under can come to receive a meal. Open public sites serve all youth regardless of their household income, race, national origin, citizenship/immigration status, gender identity/presentation, sexual orientation, religion, disability, and all other protected classes.
Meals for children enrolled in programs: The six sites listed here will serve only children enrolled in specific programs, providing free meals to all children enrolled in those activities. Summer Food Service Program sites will operate with precautions in place* to minimize risk while serving meals to the community. Sanitation and distancing practices will be followed in accordance with CDC and local health department guidelines. Meals will be served in a more flexible manner** than typical summers to allow for community safety.
|Site Name and Address||Inclusive Dates||Meals/Times||Contact/Phone|
|El Centro de la Raza 2524 16th Ave S, Seattle, 98144||7/6-8/6||Lunch 12:30-1:30 |
|Liz Huizar |
|Mercy Housing – Magnuson Place, 7110 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, 98115||7/6-8/21||Lunch 12-1:30 |
|Brittney Friend 206-584-2778|
|North Seattle Boys & Girls Club, 8635 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, 98103||7/6-8/21||Lunch 11:30-12:30 |
|Elodie Adjibly 206-436-1855|
|Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club, 4520 Martin Luther King Jr Wy S, 98108||7/6-8/21||Lunch 12:00-1:00 |
|Patrice Freeman |
|Solid Ground, 1501 N 45th St, Seattle, 98103||7/6-8/21||Breakfast 8:30-9:30|
|Charlisse Hammon |
|YWCA @ Willows, 3800 S Myrtle St, Seattle, 98188||7/14-8/21||Breakfast 9:30-10:30 |
|Isaac Hale |
*All sites will be given guidance on best practices and will be required to submit a Meal Distribution Plan that outlines how they will implement those best practices at their sites. We will keep these forms on file and our monitors will be looking for them to be followed when they visit each site.
**Open sites will be using a USDA waiver to allow for meals to be taken off-site rather than eaten in a congregate meal setting at the site. It also allows for meals to be picked up by parents for youth who are not present. Some sites might also follow a waiver guideline that lets them hand out more than one day’s meals at a time to minimize the number of visits a family has to make to the site; however, closed sites are less likely to follow this guideline since they are serving meals only to youth who are in attendance at a regular daily program.
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