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Summer Feeding Program

Though WSSB won’t be having a summer feeding program, we are providing the following resources:

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Emergency School Meals Program (pdf)
Get help buying groceries while schools are closed – P-EBT ends on the first day of school.
You need to apply for P-EBT by visiting or by
calling 877-501-2233.
Your EBT card will arrive in the mail within
35 business days of applying (application
will open by June 30).

The USDA provides a number of resources, in both English and Spanish, to raise awareness in your community.

  • USDA Summer Meals Hotline at 1-866-348-6479. Families will receive assistance to find the location, meal times, and contact information for summer meals based on their full address, city, and/or zip code.
  • USDA Summer meals finder at This website is easy for families to use as they can access summer meals locations by entering their zip code.
  • USDA Summer Meals Toolkit, provides multiple tools and resources.
  • No Kid Hungry Meal Site Locator

Families may also text “Food” or “Comida” to 877-877 to find free summer meals near them.


Summer Programs

Check out some of the summer programs in the area!  Please note that due to COVID-19, some or all of these programs may not be available.

Summer Programs:

  1. Overnight Skills Program (Independent Living Skills Ages 9-13
  2. Youth Employment Solutions/Yes 1 (ages 14-15) includes career exploration, community service, daily living skills, and recreation.  CANCELED
  3. YES 2 (ages 16 through high school graduation) teaches design a career portfolio, daily living skills/residential living, community service, recreation, 3-5 job shadows, public transportation, paid opportunity.
  4. Bridge Program (after high school graduation): Prepares for college, living in a dorm room, study/social skill, independence skills, orientation & mobility lessons, recreation, 5 credit university course.
  5. Student Work and Academic Growth (SWAG) (ages college undergraduate) Work Study Program: Work part time, practice independent living skills, take college courses.
  6. Zookeeper for a day (youth)

Other Summer programs:

  1. Camp Spark WA (ages 9-15): sports, community building, orientation & mobility, independence, advocacy
  2. Camp Spark OR (ages 8-15): sports, community building, orientation & mobility, independence, advocacy

Pride Wall: Untitled Drawing by Henry

drawing of street and clouds