Free Summer Meals for VT Kids

All across the state this summer, free, delicious meals are available to all kids 18 and under. No need to enroll or sign-up, just visit a site and kids can enjoy tasty meals all summer long.

Many meal locations will continue to offer grab-and-go meal service, as well as the option to pick multiple days worth of meals at once. Enrichment programs of all kinds operating this summer may also provide free meals to every participant, helping to keep kids moving and learning. Summer meals are nutritious, kid-friendly, and prepared following health and safety standards.

Summer meals play a critical role in the health and well-being of Vermont’s youth. With proper nutrition, low-income students maintain their reading and math skills over summer break. When children participate in local summer meal programs, they return to school healthy and ready to learn. 

Drop-in summer meal programs are available to kids 18 years old and under – no need to register or call ahead. All children, regardless of household income, are encouraged and welcome to attend. Meal locations across the U.S. can be found by visiting or by dialing 2-1-1.