Need help starting a program in your community?

In 2008 Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon started the annual Summer Meals Support Fund. Now in its ninth year, we have provided small grants and technical assistance to over 150 unique organizations, awarding over $674,000 in awards. Grant funds support new and existing programs with equipment purchases, staffing, transportation costs, and activity and outreach supplies.

Grants are awarded up to $5,000 per program. Last year Lake Health District were among those supported, serving as a new Summer Food Service Program sponsor. With tremendous help from community volunteers, the health district served more than 2,300 meals this summer at five sites in southwest Lake County.


“It feels really special to have given them an outlet over the summer to grow, learn, explore, eat a nutritious meal, and enjoy the summer as all kids should have the opportunity to do.”

–Rachelle Hanson, Ford Corps Member, Lake Health District 2017.

The 2018 Summer Meals Support Fund

Applications open each year in March through April. Stay tuned for next year’s dates. For more information to prepare for next year, download the following resources.

This summer we awarded 13 grants to communities across the state

B’nai Brith Camp Associaton

(Lincoln City)

Boys and Girls Clubof Western Treasure Valley


Family YMCA

(Grants Pass)

Food For Lane County


Gervais School District


Homes For Good


Innovative Housing Inc.


John Day Canyon Parks and Recreation

(John Day)

Lake Health District


Lowell School District


Neighbors For Kids

(Depoe Bay)

Portland Parks and Recreation


South Umpqua School District


Have Questions?

Contact Steve Wytcherley at  [email protected]

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