Summer Meals Support Fund

Contact: Marcella Miller

Child Hunger Prevention Manager

Email, (503) 595-5501, ext. 307

Summer Meals Support Fund Grants

For families experiencing hunger, summer can mean the loss of an important support, free and reduced-price school meals. Fortunately, the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) allows schools and community organizations to provide meals and enrichment activities during the summer. While the federal program provides reimbursement for food costs, many programs need a little extra support to launch new programs or grow existing programs to reach more kids. 

Now in its eight year, we have provided small grants to new or expanding summer meal programs in Oregon through the Summer Meals Support Fund. Along with the financial support, we also work one-on-one with grant recipients to develop their program capacity. We have worked with 132 unique organizations, and awarded over $624,000. Grant funds support equipment purchases, staffing, transportation costs, and activity and outreach supplies.

2016 Grant Awards

In 2016, the Fund awarded a total of $55,000 in small grants to 18 schools and nonprofits across Oregon. 

Support Fund Donors 

On behalf of Oregon’s kids who were able to connect to nutrition programs this summer, we’d like to thank our generous donors for their contributions to our summer meals work.

Anonymous, Gerding Edlen Development Company, Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, The Greenbrier Companies, Inc., Kaiser Permanente, Legacy Health, The Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation, The Maybelle Clark Macdonald FundOregon Business Association, Providence Health & Services, David Spire and Janice Simons, the Walmart Foundation.

To support the Summer Meals Support Fund, please contact Development Director Jackleen de la Harpe. Learn more about how you can support summer meal programs and our outreach work.

Learn more about applying for the Summer Meals Support Fund and other opportunities.