Side of the summer food truck, which reads Kids & Teens Eat Free This Summer

Huntsville City Schools, in conjunction with the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE), will begin its annual Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) on Monday June 3,2024. The Program will operate Monday through Thursday from June 3, 2024, to June 27, 2024, during summer learning activities. These sites will include:

  • AAA Elementary/Middle

  • ASFL Elementary/Middle

  • Chapman Elementary/Middle

  • Dawson Elementary

  • Farley Elementary

  • Highlands Elementary

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary

  • Ridgecrest Elementary

  • Whitesburg Elementary/Middle

For external community sites, the program will operate from June 3, 2024, to June 27, 2024, including the Richard Showers Recreation Center serving lunch from 11:30am to 12:30pm and Brahan Springs Splash Pad serving lunch from 1:00pm to 1:45pm.

The program will be closed for the Juneteenth holiday on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

All summer learning school sites will serve breakfast from 7:30am – 8:30am and lunch from 10:45am – 11:45am. All SFSP meals must be consumed on site. Serving times may vary at external community sites.

About the Summer Food Program

Each summer across Alabama, millions of meals are served to children and teens at risk of hunger at more than a thousand sponsor sites. The ASLDE’s Child Nutrition Program aims for even more participants this year at sites in Huntsville, Alabama, including both the number of children and teens receiving meals as well as the number of sponsors providing those meals.

Break for a Plate Summer, Alabama’s summer food service program, provides two nutritious meals every day to all children and teens up to 18 years of age during the summer months, regardless of household income. A joint effort of the Alabama State Department of Education and the USDA, Break for a Plate Summer served a record 3 million meals to children in 2018.

While Alabama’s Break for a Plate Summer has outpaced the growth of similar programs in other states, there remains a critical need for sponsors, particularly in rural areas where children and teens often live further from school.

More Information

For more information concerning the Summer Food Service Program, call 256-428-6955. To learn more about Break for a Plate Summer or the other child nutrition programs, call 334-694-4659. Visit the official Break for a Plate Summer site or call 211 today for more information.

Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, hard copies of which can be retrieved from any USDA office, by calling 866-632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:


U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410


833-256-1665; or

Email Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.