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Free Summer Meals for Kids: Summer Food Program

Wichita public school will offer FREE meals for children and teens across Wichita. Kids and teens ages 1-18 can get healthy meals during the summer months when school is out of session. Adults can get breakfast and lunch as well for a fee.

Kids Eat Free Summer Program Wichita

General info about FREE Meals for Kids in Wichita:

  • Breakfast and lunch will be available
  • No application or registration is required.
  • Any child can participate. You do not need to be a Wichita Public School student.
  • Meals must be consumed on-site. You can take fruit or grain from their meal offsite to eat later.
  • Children must be present.
  • Look for large yellow signs to see what door to enter at each location (locations are listed below).
  • The menus are subject to change. 
  • Lunches are boxed lunches, with a hot entree offered on most days.
  • Meals are free for all children ages 1-18.  Adults are welcome to purchase a meal
    • Adult breakfast price: $3.00
    • Adult lunch price: $5.00
    • Please bring exact change; site staff do not carry money

Information from the USD 259 Website: 

What is the summer meal program?  The summer meal program is a USDA funded program and is designed to provide kids and teens ages 1-18 with healthy meals during the summer months when school is out of session. 

Where do I go to get free meals?  Yard signs will be used, at each site, to direct children and parents to the correct door.  Doors will be marked with bright yellow signs. A map of all sites, inlcuding address, dates and times is coming soon.

What are the requirements for my child or teen to receive a meal?  There is no application or registration required to receive a meal. You do not need to provide proof of income, residency or citizenship.  Just show up!

Is there a cost? No.  All summer meals offered through the USDA’s program are free to all children, ages 1-18.  

Do meals have to be eaten onsite?  Yes, due to federal regulations, all meals must be consumed on-site.  Children can take one fruit or grain from their meal off-site to eat later.

Do children need to be present? Yes, due to changes at the federal level, parents and guardians can no longer pick up meals on behalf of their kids and meals must be consumed onsite.  

Can adults eat free summer meals?  Meals are intended for kids and teens.  However, adults are welcome to purchase a meal.  Breakfast is $3.00 and lunch is $5.00.  Please bring exact change as site staff do not carry change. 

What kind of meal is served?  The meals served are healthy and follow USDA nutrition guidelines.  Menus are available at wps.yumyummi.com 

Who funds free summer meals? Summer meals programs are federally funded by the USDA through the Summer Food Service Program.

New this summer:  Due to a change in federal regulations, children must be present to receive a meal.  All meals must be consumed onsite.

Locations for FREE meals for kids:

Adams Elementary – 1002 Oliver, Wichita, 67208

  • 06/05/2023 – 06/29/2023
  • Monday – Thursday: 8:30am – 9:00 am & 12:30pm – 1:00pm

Anderson Elementary – 2945 S Victoria Ave, Wichita, 67216

  • 06/05/2023 – 06/29/2023
  • Monday – Thursday: 8:30am – 9:00 am & 12:00pm – 12:30pm

Atwater Rec Center- 2755 E. 19th St., Wichita, 67214

  • 06/05/2023 – 07/28/2023
  • Monday – Friday = n/a 11:25am – 11:55am

BGCSCK Opportunity – 2400 N. Opportunity Drive, Wichita, 67219

  • 06/05/2023 – 07/28/2023
  • Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 8:30am & 12:30pm – 1:00pm

Black Elementary – 1045 N. High, Wichita, 67203

  • 05/30/2023 – 07/21/2023
  • Monday – Friday
  • 8:45am – 9:15am & 12:00pm – 12:30pm

Boston Rec Center – 6655 E. Zimmerly St., Wichita, 67207

  • 06/05/2023 – 07/28/2023
  • Monday – Friday: n/a & 12:00pm – 12:30pm

Brewer Rec Center – 1329 E 16th St, Wichita, 67214

  • 06/05/2023 – 07/21/2023
  • Monday – Friday: n/a & 12:15pm – 12:45pm

Buckner Elementary – 3530 E. 27th St. N., Wichita, 67220

  • 06/05/2023 – 06/29/2023
  • Monday –  Thursday: 8:15am – 8:45am & 12:45pm – 1:15pm

Chisholm Trail Elementary – 6015 Independence St., Park City, 67219

  • 05/30/2023 – 07/21/2023
  • Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 9:30am & 12:00pm – 12:45pm

Cleaveland Elementary – 3345 W. 33rd St. S., Wichita, 67217

  • 06/05/2023 – 06/29/2023
  • Monday – Thursday: 8:30am – 9:00am & 12:30pm – 1:00pm

Colvin Elementary – 2820 S Roosevelt St, Wichita, 67210

  • 06/05/2023 – 07/28/2023
  • Monday – Friday: n/a & 1:00pm – 1:30pm

Dodge Elementary: 4801 W. 2nd St. N., Wichita, 67212

  • 05/30/2023 – 07/21/2023
  • Monday – Friday: 9:15am – 9:45am & 12:45pm – 1:15pm

Earhart Elementary – 4401 N Arkansas Ave, Wichita, 67204

  • 05/30/2023 – 07/21/2023
  • Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 9:30am & 12:00pm – 12:30pm

Edgemoor Rec Center – 5815 E. 9th St., Wichita, 67208

  • 05/30/2023 – 07/28/2023
  • Monday – Friday: 8:45am – 9:15am & 12:45am – 1:15pm 

Enders Elementary – 3030 S Osage St, Wichita, 67217

  • 05/30/2023 – 07/21/2023
  • Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 9:30am & 12:30pm – 1:00pm

Enterprise Elementary – 3605 S. Gold St., Wichita, 67217

  • 05/30/2023 – 07/21/2023
  • Monday – Friday: 9:15am – 9:45am & 12:45pm – 1:15pm

Evergreen Rec Center – 2700 N Woodland, Wichita, 67204

  • 05/30/2023 – 07/28/2023
  • Monday – Friday: n/a & 12:00pm – 12:30pm

Griffith Elementary – 1802 s. Bluff St., Wichita, 67218

  • 05/30/2023 – 07/21/2023
  • Monday – Friday: 9:15am – 9:45am & 12:45pm – 1:15pm

Horace Mann Academy – 1243 N. Market St., Wichita, 67214

  • 05/30/2023 – 07/21/2023
  • Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 9:00am &11:30am – 12:00pm

Hyde Elementary – 210 N. Oliver Ave, Wichita, 67208

  • 05/30/2023 – 07/21/2023
  • Monday – Friday: 8:45am – 9:15am & 12:30pm – 1:00pm

Isely Elementary – 5256 N. Woodlawn Blvd., Wichita, 67226

  • 05/30/2023 – 07/21/2023
  • Monday – Friday: 9:15am – 9:45am & 12:45pm – 1:15pm

Jackson Elementary: 2717 N Woodlawn St, Wichita, 67220

  • 05/30/2023 – 07/21/2023
  • Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 9:30am & 12:15pm – 12:45pm

Kensler Elementary: 1030 N. Wilbur Ln., Wichita, 67212

  • 06/05/2023 – 06/29/2023
  • Monday – Thursday: 8:15am – 8:45am  &12:45pm – 1:15pm

Linwood Rec Center – 1901 S. Kansas, Wichita, 67211

  • 05/30/2023 – 07/28/2023
  • Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 9:30am & 12:45pm – 1:15pm

McAuliffe Academy – 2055 S. 143rd St. E., Wichita, 67230

  • 05/30/2023 – 07/21/2023
  • Monday – Friday: 8:45am – 9:15am & 11:45a m – 12:15pm

McCollom Elementary – 1201 N. Waddington Ave., Wichita, 67212

  • 05/30/2023 – 07/21/2023
  • Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 9:30am & 12:30pm – 1:00pm

Minneha Elementary – 701 N. Webb Rd., Wichita, 67206

  • 05/30/2023 – 07/21/2023
  • Monday – Friday: 9:15am – 9:45am & 12:45pm – 1:15pm

OK Elementary – 1607 N. West St., Wichita, 67203

  • 06/05/2023 – 06/29/2023
  • Monday – Thursday: 8:15am – 8:45am & 12:45pm – 1:15pm

Orchard Rec Center – 4808 W 9th St, Wichita, 67212

  • 05/30/2023 – 07/28/2023
  • Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 9:00am & 12:30pm – 1:00pm

Peterson Elementary – 9710 W. Central Ave, Wichita, 67212

  • 05/30/2023 – 07/21/2023
  • Monday – Friday: 9:15am – 9:45am & 12:30pm – 1:00pm

Price Harris Elementary – 706 N. Armour St., Wichita, 67206

  • 05/30/2023 – 07/21/2023
  • Monday – Friday: 9:15am – 9:45am & 12:30pm – 1:00pm

Seltzer Elementary – 11660 E. Lincoln St., Wichita, 67207

  • 06/05/2023 – 06/29/2023
  • Monday -Thursday: 8:15am – 8:45am & 12:45pm – 1:15pm

Spaght Elementary: 2316 E. 10th St. N., Wichita, 67214

  • 06/05/2023 – 06/29/2023
  • Monday – Thursday: 8:15am – 8:45am & 12:45pm – 1:15pm

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church – 1525 N Lorraine, Wichita, 67214

  • 06/05/2023 – 07/28/2023
  • Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 8:45am & 11:45am – 12:30pm

Stanley Elementary – 1749 S. Martinson St., Wichita, 67213

  • 06/05/2023 – 06/29/2023
  • Monday – Thursday: 8:15am – 8:45am & 12:45pm – 1:15pm

Washington Elementary – 424 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Wichita, 67214

  • 06/05/2023 – 06/29/2023
  • Monday – Thursday: 8:15am – 8:45am & 12:30pm – 1:00pm

White Elementary – 5148 S. Kansas St., Wichita, 67216

  • 06/05/2023 – 06/29/2023
  • Monday – Thursday: 8:30am – 9:00am & 12:45pm – 1:15pm

Woodland Elementary -1705 N Salina Ave, Wichita, 67203

  • 06/05/2023 – 07/13/2023
  • Monday – Thursday: 8:30am – 9:00am & 12:30pm – 1:00pm

Woodman Elementary – 2500 S. Hiram St., Wichita, 67217

  • 06/05/2023 – 06/29/2023
  • Monday – Thursday: 8:15am – 8:45am & 12:45pm – 1:15pm

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