Free summer meal program for youth starts June 28th

Thousands of Seattle children ages 1 through 18 will enjoy free breakfasts, lunches, and snacks this summer through the Seattle Human Services Department’s Summer Food Service Program. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and was formerly known as “Summer Sack Lunch.” From June 28 through August 25, 2017 free meals will be served at approximately 100 qualifying sites across Seattle. The Summer Food Service Program will be open to children at designated community centers, Seattle park playgrounds, Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCAs and YWCAs, and other sites throughout Seattle and parts of King County.

Meals open to public: The majority of sites (about 70) will be open to the public and all children 18 and under can come to have a meal.

Meals for children enrolled in programs: Some meal sites (about 30) offer the food program to children enrolled in specific activity programs, providing free meals to all children enrolled in the program. To qualify, 50 percent or more of the children enrolled in the program must be from families that are at or below the following income levels:


Household Size Yearly Income Monthly Income Twice Per Month Every Two Weeks Weekly Income
1 $21,978 $1,832 $916 $846 $423
2 29,637 2,470 1,235 1,140 570
3 37,296 3,108 1,554 1,435 718
4 44,955 3,747 1,874 1,730 865
5 52,614 4,385 2,193 2,024 1,012
6 60,273 5,023 2,512 2,319 1,160
7 67,951 5,663 2,832 2,614 1,307
8 75,647 6,304 3,152 2,910 1,455
Each additional family member: +7,696 +642 +321 +296 +148


For a complete list of sites and hours for the Summer Food Service Program, please call 206-386-1140 or visit


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax: (202) 690-7442; or email:

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