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Free Summer Food

Unfortunately, our eligibility for the Summer Food Program and our partnership with the Buckley Youth Center is no longer supported by the USDA and OSPI. With the waivers expiring in September 2022, program eligibility is limited to high-poverty areas where more than 50% of the students qualify for free and reduced lunch. At this time, none of the schools in White River qualify. We continue to partner with other agencies and our community partners to provide resources for students and families. For additional information please visit  the OSPI Summer Food Service Program page.
Free Food for Kids and Teens
While school is out for the summer, get access to nutritious food with Free Summer Meals and Summer EBT.  For more information, please visit the Hunger Free Washington Free Summer Food site
Free Summer Meals:  Free Summer Meals Programs are open to all families- all children 18 and under receive a free meal.  Location sites vary. 
Locally, there is a program being hosted at:  
Daffodil Valley Elementary School
1509 Valley Avenue
Sumner, Washington  98390
To find a meal site near you text "Food" to 304-304.   
For more information please visit the Hunger Free Washington Free Summer Food site
SUN Bucks:  This new federal program offers support to families to purchase groceries while school is out of session for the summer. Families will receive $120 in food benefits for each child that is eligible.  Eligibility is based on household income or participation in other public assitance programs.  
Children of any age who have applied and been approved for free and reduced price school meals are automatically eligible and will receive SUN Bucks. Applications can be filled out at anytime and are available in several ways; securely online through Family Access ,at all school offices and in printable applications- English, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian.
For more information and to learn if you child is eligible please visit the Hunger Free Washington SUN Bucks site
For assistance regarding either of these programs, please call the Child Nutrition office at 360-829-3977.