Summer Meals Notification

Summer Meals Notification

  • All National School Lunch Program (NSLP) sponsors must advertise the availability of free meals for children during the summer.
  • Those not planning to sponsor summer meals must notify households that meals may be available in your community.
  • Notification can be made via newsletter, social media post, call, etc. Please maintain accurate record keeping showing that annual compliance for advertisement has occurred.
  • Please note! The texting numbers for both No Kid Hungry and USDA have changed for 2022. Past advertisements using the texting numbers will need to be updated before use.


Text “summer meals” or “verano” (for Spanish) to 914-342-7744 and receive an automated response to resources located near an address and/or zip code. The USDA National Hunger Hotline number has not changed. Individuals can still call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE to speak with a representative who will find food resources such as meal sites, food banks, and other nearby social services.

No Kid Hungry

English: Text ‘Food’ to 304-304 or visit to find free meals in your neighborhood.

Spanish: Texto ‘COMIDA’ al 304-304 o visita para encontrar comidas de verano gratuitas cerca de ud.