The Whitefield Commons lunch site

Summer Food Service Program

The Summer Food Service Program, also known as the Summer Meals Program, was established to ensure that children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. When school is out, SFSP provides free meals to kids and teens in low-income areas.

The New Hampshire Food Bank (NHFB) has been a Summer Food Service Program sponsor since 2011. NHFB works closely with the state agency, the NH Department of Education to meet United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services guidelines. We administer and support areas of the states that may lack the financial and administration capacity to provide summer meals, and specifically have been focused on ensuring Coos and Carroll county have the resources they need to serve meals to children during the summer.

Each year, sites and locations change. Check back in during early June to find out where you can go to receive a free meal this summer when school is out of session!

Looking to help serve children in need

If you are a location that serves children, i.e. school, camp, or program, that is unsure on how you will serve summer meals to children in need this summer, reach out to Elise Bolster, RD, LDN, Nutrition Programs Manager, ebolster@nhfoodbank.org to learn more.