The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services offers an online map that can help low-income families in Missouri find out where their children can receive free meals this summer.

The interactive map pinpoints hundreds of locations in Missouri where meals will be provided through the state health department’s Summer Food Service Program. Community organizations serve the meals at schools, churches, parks, swimming pools, YMCA facilities, Boys and Girls Clubs and other spots where children gather when school is not in session.

The meals are provided to all children who attend the program. Children do not have to register and there is no fee.

Meals will be served to children ages 18 and under and to individuals ages 18 to 21 who have been determined by a state or local educational agency to be mentally or physically disabled and who participate in an established school program for the mentally or physically disabled.

The map and more information about the Summer Food Service Program can be found at The map can be searched by city, county or ZIP code. Meal sites can also be found by texting “Summer Meals” to the text number 97779.