During the school year, 29 million kids receive free or reduced-price meals, but less than 3 million continue to receive meals during the summer. We created the Sodexo Stop Hunger Summer Meals Program to help close the gap and ensure children get the nutritious meals they need to thrive.
In 1997, Sodexo launched this program in three cities and served 25,000 meals in its first year. Since its inception, the program has provided more than 6.7 million meals to children nationwide. The Sodexo Summer Meals Program owes its success to the longstanding partnerships between Sodexo, our client and vendor partners, and local hunger-relief organizations.
The program focuses on:
- Providing free and nutritious meals to children at risk of hunger during the summer months
- Securing the support of resources and partners to assure program sustainability
- Generating awareness and support for problems and solutions related to the issue of childhood hunger in America
During the summer of 2023, the program provided meals in 12 cities.
Boston, MA; Denver, CO; Fort Worth, TX; Honolulu, HI; New York, NY; Norfolk, VA; Oklahoma City, OK; San Jose, CA; Spokane, WA; St. Louis, MO; Terre Haute, IN; Washington, DC
2023 Program Highlights:
12 U.S. Cities
237,550 Meals Served