Programs for Youth

Summer Food Program
Cereal for Youth

Oregon has one of the highest child hunger rates in the nation.

Child nutrition is important to every child’s emotional, physical and mental health. Children depend on nutrients to nourish their bodies, provide energy to grow and facilitate cognitive development. FOOD For Lane County manages two programs that provide Lane County children with the food they need to feel healthy and succeed in school.

Summer Food Program

Summer Food Program - Kids eat free in the summer!

We invite all children and youth age 18 and younger to eat lunch for free during the summer months. Employees serve meals at parks and community centers located throughout Lane County. Each summer, FFLC serves thousands of lunches and breakfasts to children through the Summer Food Program.

June 26 – August 25  |  11:30am – 12:30pm

Meal sites across Lane County:
2023 List of Summer Food Meal Sites English & Spanish

Summer Food 2023 Menu – Monday and Wednesday lunch options are rotated on a weekly basis.

All meals must be eaten on site according to USDA guidelines.

If you need to speak with our Youth and Family Programs Manager, please email here.

As the excitement of summer approaches, many families with children face challenges with not having access to school breakfasts and lunches. Kids need three meals a day, all year long. Hunger doesn’t take a vacation. FOOD For Lane County is here to help bridge the gap for families whose budgets and food supply are already stretched thin. If you are able to, please consider making a gift today to help FOOD For Lane County address this vital need in our community. Click HERE to donate.

For every dollar donated, FOOD For Lane County can access and distribute two meals.

Cereal for Youth

Cereal for Youth provides nutritious cereal to children and teens throughout Lane County. Schools and youth programs are active participants in this program. They request cereal from FFLC and distribute it to students for breakfast, as a school-day snack or to take home as an afternoon or weekend snack. We distribute hundreds of thousands of healthy snacks through Cereal for Youth each year.

For more information about Cereal for Youth, please email us here.