Summer Food Programs and Libraries

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service has recently released a Summer Meals Finder on their new blog, where you can enter a location and find the closest Summer Meal program in your area. Since schools finish at different times across the state and the country, the information is constantly being updated, and can also be accessed by telephone. 22.1 million children are eligible for free and reduced meals, but only 1 in 6 participate in the Summer Meals Program. Together, libraries and the Summer Meal programs can eliminate the summer nutrition gap: for more information about the USDA blog, please visit To use the Summer Meal Finder, please visit

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New York State Library

Summer Reading at New York Libraries is funded in part through the Federal Library Services and Technology Act, with funds awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. The New York State Library is a program of the Office of Cultural Education in the New York State Education Department.