Meals Served from June to August
Summer Feeding Locations in the Boise-Metro area
Summer Feeding Days
Children Served over Summer
The Idaho Foodbank is a sponsor of 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 a convenient location such as a community park or their housing complex.
2017 Picnic in the Park
Map, menu, schedule and activities
Schedule and Menu
Picnic in the Park Partner Delta Dental will be providing education, free toothbrushes, and other activities. See the Picnic in the Park Map Page for more information.
Looking for other Locations?
Summer feeding programs are sponsored by school districts, local government agencies, camps, or public/private nonprofit organizations. The Idaho Foodbank sponsors the Boise area. Below is a list of links to help you find other locations:
USDA Searchable Map
State of Idaho Page (Administrative 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.
The Idaho Foodbank partners with Literacy in the Park, Mobile Rec, and volunteers from the community to engage with the program participants to teach them the importance of a healthy meal, physical activity, and education.