KDE to provide meals through Summer Food Service Program

Kentucky Department of Education

Meeting Advisory

Media Contact: Toni Konz Tatman
Chief Communications Officer
Office: (502) 564-2000, ext. 4602
Cell: (502) 229-1915

Advisory 21-181


June 17, 2021

KDE to provide meals through Summer Food Service Program

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(FRANKFORT, KY) – From June to August, the Summer Food Service Program, federally funded and administered by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), will provide meals at no cost to children age 18 and under who are from low-income families.

KDE partners with more than 170 school districts and community organizations statewide to offer nutritious meals, educational activities and recreational fun while school is out of session. 

Last summer, more than 1,500 sites helped serve over 17 million meals to Kentucky children. The number of Summer Food Service Program meals and meal sites has increased annually for the past five years as more awareness of, and participation in, the program has occurred.

There are several ways to find a Summer Food Service Program site:

The Kentucky Summer Food Service Program is part of the national Summer Food Service Program, operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

In accordance with federal civil rights law and USDA civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs, are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age or political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by the USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language) should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact the USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027), found online at www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office. Or, write a letter addressed to the USDA and provide all the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to the USDA by:

  • Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  • Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  • Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.