Meals Served from June to August
Summer Feeding Locations in the Boise-Metro area
Summer Feeding Days
Children Served over the Summer
Enjoy a healthy meal and fun activities, Monday through Friday at park locations around the Boise Metro Area June 3 – August 9. Free to all Children ages 1-18. Adults may purchase a lunch for a small charge.
The Idaho Foodbank is one of the sponsors of the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) that provides free summer meals to children ages 1-18. For children from families who are at or below poverty, the summer lunch program fills an important nutrition gap when school meals are not available. From June to August, five days a week, children in low-income neighborhoods enjoy a nourishing lunch and educational or physical activity at convenient locations such as community parks and schools.
Looking for additional locations around the state? Visit https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks
Picnic in the Park 2019
News, Locations, and Schedule
News and Updates
Summer feeding programs are sponsored by school districts, local government agencies, camps, or public/private nonprofit organizations. The Idaho Foodbank sponsors park feeding programs in the Boise Metro area. Below is a list of links to help you find additional summer feeding site locations and information:
Hunger Doesn’t Take A Summer Vacation
School’s out for the summer! No more classes, homework, or tests. However, for some students, when school is out, that means no more guaranteed meals.
When school is out for summer vacation, many children lose access to free and reduced meals they rely on during the school year. The Idaho Foodbank’s Picnic in the Park Program is a summer feeding program that fills this nutritional gap for the summer.
I just really like free lunch because there are usually good things to eat like the turkey sandwiches and fruit and juice. I like that it’s by the play camp at Winstead so we don’t have to walk very far.Child Participant