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Free summer meals available for all Indiana students

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Posted at 11:41 AM, Jun 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-09 19:42:32-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosier students who are ages 18 and younger have access to free meals and snacks at more than 1,000 locations statewide this summer.

The Summer Food Service Program is a federal nutrition program. Meals must be consumed on site.

Families can search for sites in the following ways:

  • Online on theIndiana Department of Education's website.
  • Call the National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE
  • Text “summer meals” or “verano” to the National Hunger Hotline at 914-342-7744

In Indianapolis, Indy Parks and Recreation's Summer Meal Service program began June 7. The program runs Monday-Friday with locations all across Marion County. No registration is necessary and the program is free.