How to Help
The success of child nutrition programs often depends on the support and engagement of the community. Thank you for your support.
In 2013, donations helped us provide grants to 17 organizations who together served over 64,000 meals. Donations are secure and go directly to the Summer Food Support Fund, which is administered by Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon.
How to Volunteer: Find a Summer Meal Site near you, then contact the sponsor to volunteer. Your help may be needed to pass out meals, lead games or distribute flyers around town.
Become a Sponsor
Organizations that provide services to youth and have the capacity can administer a Summer Meal Program. In February each year, new organizations have the chance to attend training and apply.
How to Sponsor / Start a Program:
- Contact Dustin Melton in the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) by calling (503) 947-5901 or emailing email@example.com.
- Visit ODE's Summer Food Service Program website.
- Read the Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon Fact Sheet and Summer Food Guide.
Other Ways to Help
Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon has more information and resources on how to support the Summer Food Service Program including news reports and resources as well as details about sponsoring, hosting or partnering with a summer meal site.