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When School Ends, No-Cost Summer Meals Begin: 2024 EBRPSS Summer Meals Program and Feeding Site Online Map

Updated: 3 days ago


BATON ROUGE, LA – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, East Baton Rouge Parish School System, and OneRouge CAFÉ announced a free summer meals program and an interactive online map with locations of numerous feeding sites in the community. Families can find convenient locations on the EBRPSS Summer Feeding Sites interactive map. The 2024 EBRPSS Summer Meals Program will provide free breakfast and lunch to children ages 18 years and younger from May 28 to August 2.


"We are excited to share with our community our dedication to ensuring that all children are provided fresh, delicious, and nutritious meals all year, including during the summer when children are more likely to go hungry," says Dr. Nichola Hall, chief human resources officer of the EBRPSS Child Nutrition Program.


"Summer should be a time of enjoyment, not spent worrying about where the next meal will come from," emphasizes Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome. "The EBRPSS Summer Feeding Program reflects a collective commitment to the well-being of Baton Rouge students, providing them with access to nourishing meals essential for their growth and development. This program helps ensure that no child in our community faces hunger during the summer months."

Families in Baton Rouge can access free meals for their children in several ways this summer:


1.      EBRPSS Summer Meals: No application is required, and drop-ins are encouraged! Meals are provided on-site Monday through Thursday, excluding Monday, June 17, and Thursday, July 4. Families can find a convenient location at EBRPSS Summer Feeding Sites

2.     Rural Site Brunch Kits: Families must pre-register (link here). On Mondays and Thursdays, three- and seven-day brunch kits can be picked up at Northeast Elementary School in Pride, LA.

3.    Meals on the GeauxMeals are offered at select housing authorities and libraries and must be consumed onsite throughout the city of Baton Rouge. No application is required. Check the EBRPSS Summer Feeding Meals on the Geaux list for specific dates and times.

4.     SUN Bucks, also known as Summer EBT:  This SNAP program provides school-aged children with additional benefits to purchase healthy food. For more information, visit the Department of Children & Family Services athttps://www.dcfs.louisiana.gov/page/1239/.

Families are encouraged to participate in the EBRPSS Summer Feeding Programs and use SUN Bucks to help ensure children have access to healthy and nutritious meals during the summer.


The EBRPSS Summer Feeding Program is supported by partners like OneRouge CAFÉ and its Capital Area Food Equity (CAFÉ) Coalition, along with the City of Baton Rouge. These partners help increase awareness of the program and ensure that families are informed about the resources available, including locations and operating hours of summer feeding sites. If you’d like to help connect more people with food in Baton Rouge, consider joining OneRouge CAFÉ.


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