Healthy summer meals make a difference!

The Summer Meals Program provides meals at no cost to children and
teens 18 years old and younger in low-income areas. Participating families
do not have to apply register or provide identification.

In Texas, more than 1 in 5 children struggle with hunger.
When the school year ends, children often lose access
to consistent, nutritious school meals.

The Summer Meals Program ensures more Texas children
have enough food for an active, healthy life.


Teachers, parents and local leaders can support summer meals in Texas!


Outreach Materials
This card ensures that families know how to access these important meals. Schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program receive printed cards each Spring.

Teachers: Work with your child nutrition department to help reach children in your classes!
Parents: Share with other families at PTA or neighborhood meetings.
Local Leaders: Spread the word at community meetings or events!

Download or order free outreach materials to increase awareness of summer meals in your community. TDA offers materials including social media images, web banners, posters and more.


Food Aid for Texas Families
For more information on other assistance for families in Texas, click here.

Summer Breeze Newsletter
The Texas Department of Agriculture’s Summer Breeze newsletter features tools and resources to help community advocates promote the Summer Meal Programs in their communities. Sign up today!

Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help. Additional translations services available as well.

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
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