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One of Ohio’s highest priorities during the ordered school-building closure period, which seeks to diminish the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), is to ensure that students receive nutritious meals. This is fundamental to supporting the whole child. During the ordered school-building closure, all closed schools may continue to receive reimbursement for meals served during the closure under either the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) or the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Schools opting to serve meals during the summer must submit application requirements from the Ohio Department of Education.
All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months at participating program sites. Individuals ages 19 through 21 who have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities and are following Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) through their current enrollment in educational programs also are eligible for free summer meals.
New information about efforts to provide Whole-Child Nutrition has been added including a map of sites where students may obtain meals during the summer. Sites are added regularly through the summer, so check back often.
The Ohio Department of Education received approval to expand free breakfast and free lunch to all students attending schools on the National School Lunch Program through Dec. 31, 2020. Visit ODE's website for more information.