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.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (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, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), 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 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: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of 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 USDA by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
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Texas Department of Agriculture

Commissioner Sid Miller

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