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How to feed your kids for free this summer

Tomorrow is the last day of school for my kids.


I feel so free!



Free from homework struggles

Free from early bedtimes

Free from early wake up times

Free from the daily scramble for everyone's shoes (why are they always outside? Isn't that why we have shoes....to protect our feet outside?)


But there's one burden of parenting that I'm not free from in the summer: feeding my kids lunch.


School lunch can be a life saver during the school year.


Now that school's out, I'm in charge of lunch. Every day. For the next 3 months.


If you are also dreading the extra work that summer meal prep brings, I've got just the thing for you:


FREE SUMMER MEALS.


Nutrition programs offer free meals for all kids under 18, Monday through Friday at a park near you.


The meals require ZERO paper work.


Just show up, play at the park, and grab some lunch.


Use this website to find a summer meal site near you: https://www.fns.usda.gov/summer/sitefinder?cid=fea6e71a684f86c6e3506c894511ea34


After clicking the link, put in your address and all these blue dots will appear.

Every blue dot indicates a summer meal site.


(below is an image from the webpage, click link about to access the meal site finder)


If you click a blue dot, it gives you more information about the summer meal site, including what days and times the meal site operates.


(image from meal site finder website)


After that, you just show up, play at the park, and get some free healthy food for your child.


Meals for adults are not free.


For help locating food for adults click here: https://www.fns.usda.gov/national-hunger-hotline


Now that we've found a solution to the worst part of summer, I feel like I can honestly say: HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!


I'll be back next week with more tips for feeding your kids when school is out.



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