Summer Meals Support Fund

Contact: Marcella Miller

Child Hunger Prevention Manager

Email, (503) 595-5501, ext. 307

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 * 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.

AAA Oregon/Idaho * Arby's Foundation * Cambia Health Solutions * Congregation Beth Israel * Grace Memorial Episcopal Church * The Greenbrier Companies * Kaiser Permanente * Legacy Health * The Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation * No Kid Hungry * Oregon Business Association * Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs * Pacific Continental Bank * PacificSource Health Plans * Perkins & Co * Providence Health & Services - Oregon * Spirit Mountain Community Fund * The Standard * Think Real Estate * Tualatin High School AVID Class

Deanna Allred * Marie Boleen * Anthony Brown * Christine Carpenter * Lynn Dusek * Brian Frank * Arnie and Robin Gardner * Amanda Haworth * Lisa Klarp * Kat Kozitza * Davia and Steve Larson * Doreen Loofburrow * Kyle and Megan Jones * Pamela Mariea-Nason * Shanna Pittman-Frank * Jaime Reznick * Kimberli Spiegel * Joyce White * Patti Winter

To support the Summer Meals Support Fund, please contact Development Director Jackleen de la Harpe. Learn more about how you can support summer meal programs and our outreach work.

Learn more about applying for the Summer Meals Support Fund and other opportunities.