- Hunger In Milwaukee
- Hunger Facts
- Priority Campaigns
- Federal Nutrition Programs
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) / FoodShare
- School Breakfast Program
- Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
- Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
- Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
- Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program
- Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) / Stockbox
- Senior Farmers Market Vouchers
- The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
- Hunger Publications
- Hunger Partners
In a city where 1 in 4 children go to bed hungry, summer hunger is a harsh reality. During the school year, many children rely on school meals for their main source of nourishment. But many kids don’t have access to nutritious meals during the summertime. It is critical that communities come together to fill the summer nutrition gap.
The “Milwaukee Model”
Here in Milwaukee, summer meals are provided at a variety of different sites in the community – parks, apartment complexes, churches, community centers, YMCA’s, Boys & Girls Clubs, and recreation centers. The Summer Food Service Program offers opportunities to eliminate both the summer slide (diminishment of skills and knowledge over the summer months) and the summer nutrition gap by combining engagement and educational opportunities with nutritional, reimbursable meals.
The Milwaukee Summer Meals Program utilizes the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), to serve free meals to all children attending summer meal sites. A summer meal program requires extensive collaboration with local non-profits, sponsors, school districts, meal providers, and county services. The services brought to children age 18 and under throughout the summer are incredibly important to communities, and ensure our city’s children return to school healthy and ready to learn.
Click on the map below for an interactive approach to finding your closest meal site. Or check out the table for a listing of all 2020 Summer Meals locations by address.
You can also dial 211, call toll free at 866-211-3380, text your zip code to 898-211 or visit impactinc.org for meal times and locations closest to you.
Together, we can all make a difference.