Meals Served from June to August
Summer Feeding Locations in the Boise-Metro area
Summer Feeding Days
Children Served over Summer
Enjoy a healthy meal and fun activities, Monday through Friday at park locations around the Boise Metro Area June 4 – August 10. 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.
2018 Picnic in the Park
Map, menu, schedule, and activities
Summer Free Meal Locations
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 summer feeding site locations:
- Boise Metro Area Map of Locations
- Boise School District Free Summer Meals
- Summer Feeding Sites in the Nampa/Caldwell Area
- USDA Summer Meal Finder
Picnic in the Park 2018 runs Monday through Friday, June 4th through August 10th, 2018.
All children ages 1-18 are eligible! No paperwork to complete! No income verification! During the months of June, July, and August, free summer meals are offered at locations throughout the Boise-metro area,
* No meal service on July 4th in observance of Independence Day holiday
2018 Schedule and Menu
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.
Picnic in the Park Sponsors
- Delta Airlines
- Idaho Preferred
Nutrition Education Volunteers and Supporters
- Boise Co-Op
- Boise Urban Garden School
- Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel
- Delta Dental
- Idaho Preferred
- Impact Group
- Lamb Weston
- Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)—Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Recreation and Meal Service Volunteers
- Ada Community Library
- Idaho Financial Literacy Coalition
- Jitasa Group
- Sletten Construction