Capital Area Food Bank Announces Free Summer Meal Sites For Income Eligible Children - Capital Area Food Bank
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Capital Area Food Bank Announces Free Summer Meal Sites For Income Eligible Children

By cafb May 19, 2017

Funded by USDA, meals will be provided to eligible children free of charge

PLEASE NOTE, MEAL PROGRAM SITES DETAILED BELOW ARE AVAILABLE TO INCOME-ELIGIBLE CHILDREN ONLY. Please Contact Kirsten Bourne,, for list of meal sites open to all children in Washington, D.C.

Washington, DC, May 2017 – Following a long tradition, the Capital Area Food Bank today announced that it will once again provide a feeding program to children throughout the Washington metro area. The Summer Food Service Program, for which the food bank will be an acting program sponsor, is funded by the US Department of Agriculture.

In DC, 86,410 residents struggle to get the food they need. That’s 14% of the population. Of those in need 27% are children and 20% are seniors.

Food insecure children are more likely to experience stomachaches, headaches, colds, ear infections, and fatigue. They are sick more often, recover more solely, and are more likely to be hospitalized.

During the school year, The Capital Area Food Bank operates afterschool and weekend meals programs called Kids Cafe® and Weekend Bag. Both of these programs fill meal gaps, supplementing school-based federal free or reduced price breakfasts, lunches, afterschool snacks and dinners. Meal service is extended in the summertime with many sites offering daily breakfasts, lunches, snacks and suppers. Additionally, the CAFB’s Weekend Bag program provides bags of pantry staples and fresh produce for children and their families over the weekend when school is out of session.

Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge. Children who are part of households that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits are automatically eligible to receive free meals. (To be eligible to receive free meals at a residential or non-residential camp, children must meet the income guidelines listed below for reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch Program.)


(Effective from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017)

See PDF attached below for Eligibility Guidelines

Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the following sites and times as follows:

Address in Washington, DC

Breakfast Time Start

Breakfast Time End

Lunch/Supper Time Start

Lunch/Supper Time End

Snack Time Start

Snack Time End

Jubilee Housing Activity Zone

1630 Fuller St NW

12:30 PM

1:00 PM

2:30 PM

3:00 PM

Jubilee Housing Early Start

1650 Fuller St NW

9:00 AM

9:30 AM

12:00 PM

12:30 PM

Jubilee Housing Teen Renaissance

1631 Euclid St NW

9:30 AM

10:00 AM

12:30 PM

1:00 PM

*All times approximate and subject to change. For up-to-date information about where to find free Summer Meals, including Open sites where anyone 18 years old or younger can access a free meal without income eligibility restrictions, please visit

About the Capital Area Food Bank

The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic undernutrition, heart disease and obesity. By partnering with nearly 450 community organizations in DC, Maryland and Virginia, as well as delivering food directly into hard to reach areas, the CAFB is helping 540,000 people each year get access to good, healthy food. That’s 12 percent of our region’s mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, and grandparents. To learn more, visit:, or find the Capital Area Food Bank on Facebook at, and Twitter at @foodbankmetrodc.

Acceptance and participation requirements for the Program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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


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