Summer Meals Support Fund Grants
For families experiencing hunger, summer can mean the loss of an important support, free and reduced-price school meals. Fortunately, the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) allows schools and community organizations to provide meals and enrichment activities during the summer. While the federal program provides reimbursement for food costs, many programs need a little extra support to launch new programs or grow existing programs to reach more kids.
Now in its ninth year, we have provided small grants to new or expanding summer meal programs in Oregon through the Summer Meals Support Fund. Along with the financial support, we also work one-on-one with grant recipients to develop their program capacity. We have worked with 137 unique organizations, and awarded over $674,000. Grant funds support equipment purchases, staffing, transportation costs, and activity and outreach supplies.
2017 Grant Awards
In 2017, the Fund awarded a total of $50,000 in small grants to 21 schools and nonprofits across Oregon. Congratulations to the following summer meal programs!
Baker City School District * Boys & Girls Club of Western Treasure Valley * Coquille School District * Fish Food Bank, Hood River * Forest Grove School District * Home Forward * Human Solutions * Huntington Library * John Day Canyon City Parks & Rec * Lake Health District * Neighbors For Kids * North Clackamas School District * North Marion School District * Port Orford Langlois School District * Powers School District * Seashore Family Literacy * South Wasco Alliance * Stanfield Public Library * Three Rivers School District * Umatilla-Morrow Head Start, Inc. * YMCA of Klamath Falls
2017 Support Fund Donors
On behalf of Oregon’s kids who were able to connect to nutrition programs this summer, we’d like to thank our generous donors for their contributions to our summer meals work.
Learn more about applying for the Summer Meals Support Fund and other opportunities.