Free Summer Meals for Kids & Teens

Summer Food Service Program's Free Meals for Kids and Teens

The Central Texas Food Bank is providing free, weekly meal packs to children ages 18 and under from June 8 through August 14. Stop by a participating site for breakfast and lunch for the entire week. All distribution locations:

  • Provide a contactless drive-through option for meal pick-up
  • Follow social distancing guidelines and sanitation protocols
  • Require all staff and volunteers to wear facemasks

Our priority is the health and safety of children, their families, partners, and staff.

Find a Meal Site Near You

Parents and guardians may pick up meal packs for their children if they present one of the following items:

  • Official letter/e-mail from school listing children enrolled
  • Individual student report cards 
  • Attendance Record from parent portal of the school website
  • Birth certificate for a child not in school
  • Student ID cards

The following sites are serving summer breakfast and lunch from June 8 through August 14:

Dittmar Recreation Center

  • Monday: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

South Austin Recreation Center

  • Tuesday: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Delores Duffie Recreation Center
Distributions will take place in the Doris Miller Auditorium parking lot at 2300 Rosewood Ave.

  • Wednesday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Waters at Willow Run

  • Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Waters at Sunrise

  • Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The following sites are serving additional summer breakfast and lunch on August 20 and Agust 27:

YMCA - East Communities

  • Thursday: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

YMCA - North Austin

  • Thursday: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Additional Resources

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT)

Because of school closures from COVID-19, Texas received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide more than $1 billion in pandemic food benefits to families with children that have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals.

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) provides eligible families with a one-time payment for each child who previously received free or reduced-price meals. P-EBT works the same way Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits do and will help families get the food they need during the current pandemic. P-EBT will be administered by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Texas Department of Agriculture and Texas Education Agency. The application for P-EBT will be open until August 21, 2020.

Ways to apply for P-EBT:

Find Food Now

Find a meal site using Find Food Now. You can also call 2-1-1, text FOODTX to 877-877 or visit summerfood.org for help locating a site near you.

The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).