2300 Lapeer Road, Flint MI 48503
(810) 239-4441

Summer Food Service

As the end of the school year approaches, many teachers and students are filled with anticipation of the long, care free summer days to come.

No more early mornings. No more classes. No more homework. No more tests. However, for many students, the end of summer also signals the end to guaranteed meals on a regular basis. When school is out for summer vacation, millions of children across the nation lose access to the free and reduced-price meals they depend on during the school year.

Food that’s in, when school is out

The Summer Food Service Program, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), aims to fill that gap, providing children with free, healthy meals during the summer months when school is not in session and when many children often face missing meals and lack of proper nutrition. More than 21 million children receive free and reduced-price meals during the school year, but only 17% of these children participate in the Summer Food Service Program.

During the summer, the Food Bank partners with more than 60 feeding sites throughout Genesee and Saginaw counties to help keep young people nourished and healthy. As a sponsor of the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), the Food Bank distributes more than 80,000 meals through daily deliveries to each location during the summer. Breakfast and lunch are provided daily by the Food Bank, as well as kid friendly treats.

We don’t stop there—the Food Bank also strives to provide healthy snacks in our “Summer Take-Home Nutrition” bags. They are offered to every site and are for children to take home and enjoy over the weekend. The bags contain precut veggies, fresh fruit, granola bars, milk and 100% juice. Since its inception in 2011, the Food Bank has distributed over 75,000 nutrition bags.

The Food Bank is currently recruiting sites to serve meals this summer.

Sites can be churches, organizations, housing complexes, or schools, and must be located in an area where more than 50 percent of the students receive free or reduced lunches. The sites must also serve no less than 20 children per day. The Summer Food Service Program runs from mid-June until the end of August.

For more information regarding the Summer Food Service Program or to discuss becoming a site, please contact Kathleen Payton at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan @ 810-396-0227

Discrimination Policy
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Calendar of Scheduled Summer Food Service

CountyNameAddressCityZipDays of OperationBreakfast TimeLunch/Supper TimeSnack TimeDates
Bay Salvation Army - Bay City401 10th St.Bay City48708M-F9:30-10:30am11:00am-12:00pm6/18-8/31
GeneseeActive Boys in Christ/ABC Youth Program2175 N Averill AveFlint48506M-F6:45-7:10pm7:55-8:00pm6/25-8/10
GeneseeAfrican Drum and Dance/ Youth Moves Summer Camp755 S Saginaw StreetFlint48502M-TH9:00-9:30am12:00-12:30pm6/18-7/26
GeneseeAldridge Place Apartments5838 Edgar-Holt DrFlint48505M-F9:00-10:00am12:00-1:00pm6/18-8/31
GeneseeAsbury United Methodist Church1653 Davison Rd. Flint48506M-F8:00-9:30am11:00am-12:30pm6/18-8/3
GeneseeBethel United Methodist Church/ CDF Freedom School1309 Ballenger Flint48509M-F8:00-9:00am12:00-1:00pm6/25-8/3
GeneseeBoulder Creek Apartments5000 Boulder DrBurton48529M-F12:05-12:25pm6/25-8/31
GeneseeBoys and Girls Club of Greater Flint3701 N Averill AveFlint48506M-F12:30-1:30pm3:00-4:00pm6/18-8/17
GeneseeBoys and Girls Club of Greater Flint-PEAK1261 W Bristol RoadFlint48507M-Th12:30-1:30pm3:00-4:00pm6/18-8/10
GeneseeBristol Court Apartments1051 Bristol Court DriveMt Morris48458M-F2:55-3:15pm6/18-8/31
GeneseeCarman Ainsworth - Randels 1181 W. Scottwood AveFlint48532M-F8:30-9:30am11:30am-1:00pm6/18-8/18
GeneseeCarriage Town Ministries605 Garland StFlint 48503M-F11:30am-12:30pm10:00-10:30am6/25-6/17
GeneseeCentennial Farms1065 Peach Blossom CircleBurton48509M-F1:45-2:05pm6/18-8/31
GeneseeCOFY - Community Outreach for family & youth1015 W. Carpenter Rd. Flint48505M-TH12:30-1:30pm3:30-4:00pm7/9-8/02
GeneseeContinental Estates323 Monticello LaneDavison48423M-F2:20-2:40pm6/18-8/31
GeneseeCranbrook Village Apts5371 Bermuda lnFlint48505M-F1:25-1:45pm6/18-8/31
GeneseeDavison East1100 Davison rdDavison48423M-F2:50-3:10pm6/18-8/31
GeneseeEagle's Nest Academy5005 Cloverlawn Dr.Flint48504M - F8:00 - 9:00am11:00am-12:00 pm7/9 - 7/27
GeneseeEagle's Nest Learning Center6103 Eagle Ridge LaneFlint48505M-F8:30-9:30am12:00-1:00pm6/18-8/31
GeneseeFlint Children's Museum1602 University AveFlint48504Every Other Tues Only5:30-6:30pm6/19-8/28
GeneseeFlint Eastside Mission1829 Delaware AveFlint 48503T/Th/Sat9:00-9:30am12:00-12:30pm6/26-8/18
GeneseeFlint Institute of Arts1120 E Kearsley StFlint48503M-F12:00-12:30pm7/9-7/27
GeneseeFlint PAL at Haskel2201 Forest Hill AveFlint48504M-F8:30-9:30am1:00-2:00pm6/18-8/17
GeneseeFood Bank of Eastern Michigan2300 Lapeer RoadFlint48503M-F12:00-12:30pm10:15-10:30am6/25-8/31
GeneseeGB Schools/Physicians Park (Grand Blanc)218 Reid RdGrand Blanc48439M-F11:30- 11:50am6/18-8/31
GeneseeGenesee District Library - Beecher1386 Coldwater RoadFlint48505M-TH1:50-2:10pm6/18-8/31
GeneseeGenesee District Library - Headquarters4195 W Pasadena AveFlint48504M-TH12:50-1:10pm6/18-8/31
GeneseeGenesse District Library - Johnson Branch7397 N. Genesee RdGenesee48437M-F (no W)2:25-2:45pm6/18-8/31
GeneseeGISD 21st Century-Rankin3459 Mundy AveSwartz Creek48473M-Th8:30-9:00am12:00-12:30pm6/18-8/2
GeneseeGISD-Career Institute, Base Camp Challenge Center5081 Torrey RoadFlint48507M-TH9:15-9:45am12:30-1:00pm7/9-8/16
GeneseeGISD-Head Start Stalker3329 Burnell AveFlint48504M-Th10:45-11:05am6/18-8/16
GeneseeGreater Holy Temple-R.L. Jones Community Outreach Center6702 N Dort HwyFlint48505M-Th8:30-9:30am11:30am-12:30pm6/18-8/30
GeneseeGreater New Bethel925 W Atherton RdFlint48507T-F12:00-1:00pm7/10-7/13
GeneseeHispanic Technology and Community Center2101 Lewis St. Flint48506M-F11:45am-12:05pm6/18-8/31
GeneseeInsight Health and Fitness4500 S. Saginaw StFlint48507M-F11:00am-12:00pm2:00 - 2:15pm6/25-8/31
GeneseeInternational Gospel CenterG-4126 Fenton RdFlint48507W-F12:00-12:45pm1:30-2:00pm8/8-8/10
GeneseeKings Lane4400 Kings LaneBurton48529M-F12:35-12:55pm6/18-8/31
GeneseeLongway Planetarium1310 E Kearlsey StFlint48503M-Th12:15-12:35pm6/26-8/2
GeneseeNew Standard2040 W. CarpenterFlint48505M-F8:45-9:20am12:00-12:45pm6/25-8/9
GeneseeNorth End Soup Kitchen - 735 E. StewartFlint48505M-F8:00-10:00am12:00-1:00pm6/25-8/9
GeneseePeace Financial Center/Mission of Peace877 East 5th AveFlint48503M-F12:00-1:00pm2:00-2:30pm6/25-8/24
GeneseeRedstone Townhomes A and D, LLC3526 Stonegate DriveFlint48507M-F1:10-1:30pm6/18-8/31
GeneseeSalvation Army-Beecher1475 W. Coldwater Rd.Flint48505M-F9-10:30am11:30am-1:30pm6/18-8/31
GeneseeVeterans of Now608 W Court StreetFlint48503M-F11:15-11:35pm6/18-8/31
HuronBay Port United Methodist Church836 2nd StPigeon48720M-F12:00-1:00pm6/18-8/24
HuronElkton Youth Center16 North Main StElkton48713M-F11:30am-12:00pm1:30pm-2:30pm6/18-8/24
HuronSalem United Methodist Church23 Mabel StPigeon48755M-F12:30-1:00pm6/18-8/22
SaginawChrist Image Community Church5501 Gratiot Rd.Saginaw48602T-F12:00-1:00pm3:30-4:00pm6/19-8/31
SaginawCity of Light CDC310 S Jefferson Saginaw48607M-F9:30-10:30am12:00-1:00pm7/9-7/20
SaginawFirst Ward Community Service1410 N 12th streetSaginaw48607M-TH9:00-10:00am3:00-4:00pm6/18-8/9
SaginawGreater Renaissance Missionary Baptist Church1535 South Warren AveSaginaw48601M-F1:15-2:15pm7/2-8/31
SaginawHeavenly Realm Family Services/ Jazzy Jimm Summer Camp1215 E. Genesee StSaginaw48607M-TH8:30-9:30am11:30am-12:30pm6/18-8/9
SaginawMt. Olive Institutional Missionary Baptist Church1114 N. Sixth AvenueSaginaw48602M-F9:00-10:00am12:00-1:00pm6/18-8/10
SaginawSaginaw Community Action Committee, Inc.1443 E Genesee StreetSaginaw48601M-TH8:30-9:00am11:30am-12:30pm6/25-8/16
SaginawSalvation Army-Saginaw2030 N Carolina StreetSaginaw48602M-F9:00-9:30am12:00-12:30pm6/25-8/17
SaginawState Street United Methodist Church3617 MackinawSaginaw48602Su-Tu6:00-8:30pm8/5-8/7

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Your gift will aid in the efforts to relieve childhood hunger. Your donations in support of the program is the single best way to help the cause. You can also get involved with your local community schools and help bring the program to your local district. You may volunteer your services to help stuff backpacks during the school day.