Summer Meals

Kids & Teens Eat Free with Summer Meals 

Stay tuned for a breakdown of Summer Meals sites by county and a toolkit of social media posts and flyers anyone can use to help spread the word about Summer Meals.

About Summer Meals

United Way of the Greater Capital Region works with community organizations, food providers, schools, and parents to make sure that ALL kids and teens have access to a healthy and fun summer! 

The Summer Meals Collaborative offers free, healthy meals to kids and teens through the summer months. The sites are provided by partner agencies and serve meals in public locations throughout the Capital Region. Many of the Summer Meals sites offer breakfast, lunch, and/or a snack. Adults are welcome to bring their lunch and eat along with their kids. Many places that offer Summer Meals have fun, enriching activities for the kids as well. 

Learn more about what the Summer Meals Collaborative tells us about the issue of hunger in the Capital Region.


In 2020, the Summer Meals Collaborative served 429,054 meals, an 82% increase over the summer of 2019. Donate today to help the Collaborative maintain this momentum by supporting our goal of increasing access to meals this summer.



Senator Gillibrand recently introduced bicameral legislation, the Universal School Meals Program Act of 2021 which will also expand summer meals access and ensure that no kid goes hungry when they are not in school.  Over 360 organizations endorsed in support of this bill, including  United Way of the Greater Capital Region.  

Spread the word on social media about why ending childhood hunger is so important, connect with your elected representatives about why they should support universal school meals, and/or volunteer at Summer Meal Program Sites.


There are Summer Meals sites and other summer learning volunteer opportunities that are in need this year. See how you can get involved through

Find a Summer Meals site in your county





Sites can change during the summer, check availability and full site listing:
Call 2-1-1 or
Text FOOD to 877-877

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