NEWS RELEASE: Free Summer Meals Can Include Camps and Enrolled Programs

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July 18, 2023
Media Contact: Marc Siegel 

Free Summer Meals Can Include Camps and Enrolled Programs

Summer Food Service Program offers nutritious meals to combat childhood hunger.

(Salem, OR) – Free meals for Oregon children ages 18 and younger includes those who are enrolled at camps and other enrolled summer meals programs. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is part of the Oregon Department of Education’s efforts to “Bridge the Gap” students face after the end of one school year and the start of another. A complete list of these Oregon locations can be found on the ODE website.

Foster children, children who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits, or households receiving Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) benefits are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits at eligible program sites (enrolled summer programs or residential summer camps). Meals are available without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Other children from families whose income is at or below the levels in the following table are also eligible for free meal benefits if enrolled in any of these programs.

2023 SFSP Income Eligibility Standards

Participants may qualify for reduced price meals if the household income falls at or below the limits on this chart.

2023 SFSP Income Eligibility Standards

If you have questions, please contact ODE Community Nutrition Manager Meghan Tschida at (971) 701- 9004 or

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In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:

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