The DC Free Summer Meals Program is managed by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) which is the State Education Agency for the District of Columbia. OSSE is charged with raising the quality of education and the health and nutrition of children in DC by serving as the District’s liaison to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The program is a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) child nutrition program that provides reimbursement to participating sponsors for the free nutritious meals and snacks served to children 18 and younger at participating meal sites during the summer months when school is out of session. These meals help children in low-income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow throughout the summer months.
This information session is designed for organizations to obtain information about the DC Free Summer Meals Program and how they can participate as a sponsor or a site. The DC Free Summer Meals Program Information Sessions are open to schools, afterschool programs, faith based and community based organizations, residential camps or any other non-profit organizations that are interested in serving free meals to children during the summer months when school is not in session. For-profit organizations may participate (as sites only) provided certain Program criteria’s are met.
Special Instructions for Attendees:
- Parking: There are several nearby parking garages with daily and hourly rates. There is limited two-hour meter parking within a few blocks. Please allow plenty of time to secure a parking spot before the training begins as the garages and parking spaces fill early.
- 810 First St. NE is also Metro accessible. The office is located about ¼ mile from Union Station (Red Line).
- To gain access to the building, you must bring photo ID and check in at the guard's desk at the main entrance.
Take the elevator to the third floor. Go through the glass doors on the side opposite the reception area and the room will be to the right.
For more information or questions, please contact Elisabeth Sweeting at 202-724-7628 (office) or [email protected].