Extended! Summer Meals and Resources for Families in Need

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MIYFS Food Pantry

Open Wednesdays, 10:00am - 3:00pm, at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center, for eligible Island residents only. Click here for more info.

MIYFS Emergency Assistance Program

If you are a resident facing food-insecurity or significant financial hardship, please contact Emergency Assistance Coordinator, Cheryl Manriquez, at Cheryl.Manriquez@mercergov.org

King County Map of Free Food Resources

Public Health – Seattle & King County and the City of Seattle recently released a map of free food resources, which will be updated weekly. This new tool includes information about resources across King County in order to provide emergency food during COVID-19. At the top of the map, use the drop down menu to filter options based on operational status. Select to highlight the type of food resource (food bank, food bank & meal, meal, and student to-go meals) using the colored legend. Hover over a resource to learn more about the services offered at that location.

Healthcare and Food Security Learning Network

The King County Healthcare and Food Security Learning Network is an existing coalition of healthcare providers, retailers, advocates, food distributors, educators, service navigators, program managers, and funders working together to increase food security. The map can be used to find food resources as well as support your local food organizations by donating and volunteering.

USDA Extends Free Meals for Kids Through December 31, 2020

On August 31, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will extend several flexibilities through as late as December 31, 2020. The flexibilities allow summer meal program operators to continue serving free meals to all children into the fall months. This unprecedented move will help ensure – no matter what the situation is on-the-ground – children have access to nutritious food as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. USDA has been and continues to be committed to using the Congressionally appropriated funding that has been made available.

To date, USDA has provided more than 3,000 flexibilities across these programs. USDA has also leveraged new and innovative approaches to feeding kids, including a public-private partnership that provided nearly 40 million meals directly to the doorsteps of low-income rural children. For more information on FNS’ response to COVID-19, visit fns.usda.gov/coronavirus.

Information on the Pandemic Emergency School Meals Program (P-EBT)

Families with children who are eligible and approved by their school district for free or reduced-price meals and who do not currently get Basic Food benefits, must apply online at washingtonconnection.org for P-EBT before August 31 or the start of the 2020-2021 school year—whichever is later. The information is available in Español | 漢語 | ភាសាខ្មែរ | 한국어 | ລາວ | русский | Af-Soomaali | Tiếng Việt.

Summer free meal sites for youth

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