Summer Food Service
53% of Oberlin children are eligible for free and reduced lunch. At Prospect Elementary School, 100% of students receive free and reduced lunch. Free and reduced breakfast and lunch programs are vital for reducing child food insecurity. In the summer months, children who rely on these programs face challenges finding daily meals. The Summer Food Service Program is a USDA program that provides summer lunches to children who qualify for free and reduced breakfast and lunch during the school year.
Food service sites
Oberlin is currently home to several summer food service sites: Eastwood Elementary (for Kindercamp), Prospect Elementary and Oberlin Community Services. We will be adding new sites and doubling the number of children participating.
In order to add more fresh produce to the USDA-supplied meals, OCS is working to organize a program called the Oberlin Youth Free Farmstand Project that will supplement these meals. This fresh produce will come from our on-site community garden (The People's Garden). We also are planning to run cooking demos at the Summer Food Program sites.