Serve free meals to kids during the summer! 

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered by the Delaware Department of Education, provides breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks to low-income children in the summer when access to free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch meal programs are not available.

To help bridge the nutrition gap during the summer months, the Food Bank provides nutritious meals for sites that feed hungry children.

IMG_1878webExamples of sites:

  • Faith-based organizations
  • Sports groups
  • Summer camps
  • Neighborhoods
  • Nonprofits
  • Apartment complexes
  • And more!

During Summer 2015 the Food Bank delivered close to 100,000 meals to children. Meals included healthy, kid-friendly foods including cereal and milk, bagels, soy butter and jelly, turkey and cheese, grilled chicken on a whole-wheat roll, yogurt, oranges, nectarines, celery sticks and more.

To qualify for free meals, sites must operate in areas where at least half of the children are eligible for the free or reduced-price lunch program.

Sites wishing to receive meals from the Food Bank of Delaware may call (302) 444-8128.

Volunteer to help with the Summer Food Service Program

Hundreds of volunteers, along with the Food Bank’s staff, work tirelessly to make sure that Delaware’s children have nutritious meals during the summer. The Food Bank stresses the important role food plays in the physical and psychological development of a child. Mild to moderate malnutrition can be considered a developmental risk factor for all children and can greatly affect a child’s capacity to learn. Volunteers help prepare meals in the Food Bank’s kitchens and pack coolers full of bagged meals and beverages. Click here to sign up online!

Promote the Summer Food Service Program

Can’t host a service site or volunteer to prepare meals? The Food Bank of Delaware is always in need of help promoting the program to eligible partners and parents who may not be aware of free meals!

  • Help recruit meal sites! Click here for a flyer!
  • Hang flyers in your community educating kids and parents about free meals!
    English Flyer          Spanish Flyer
  • To find out where meals are served, please contact Delaware 2-1-1 by dialing
    2-1-1. They can refer you to a neighboring meal site. Or text FOOD to 877-877!


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax:
(202) 690-7442; or

(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


 The Food Bank of Delaware operated in accordance with the US Department of Agriculture and Delaware Health and Human Services policy, which prohibits discrimination on the basis 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.