Children's Summer Food Program

The Department of Social Development and Seniors is working with local food vendors to deliver frozen reheatable meals each week to school aged children whose families need help accessing healthy foods. We will provide free meals for school aged children, throughout July and August. Meals will be delivered every Wednesday to the address provided on the application.

Who is eligible for the Children’s Summer Food Program?

Any family residing in Prince Edward Island who is facing challenges with accessing healthy meals is eligible to receive meals for children. Children must be school aged (Kindergarten to Grade 12, as of September 2024), under the age of 18, and able to consume solid food.

How Do I Apply?

Registration will open on June 12th, 2024 and remain open throughout the duration of the program. Please note that once you register for the Children’s Summer Food Program the first time, you do not need to re-register each week. You will continue to receive meals until you opt-out or the program concludes.

What Information is Required?

  • Name of parent or guardian who is applying
  • Contact information for parent or guardian (phone number and email)
  • Address
  • Number of school aged children in the home requiring meals
  • Grade level of each child (as of September 2024)
  • Allergies or food sensitivities for each child

Do I need to order meals?

After you register your child(ren) you do not need to order meals. Every child registered will receive seven meals each week. Meals are based on a set menu and specific ordering is not available.

When will deliveries happen?

Seven frozen meals will be delivered every Wednesday. Deliveries will begin July 3rd, 2024. Families are required to have someone at the provided address between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to accept the delivery.  

Delivery Week Delivery Date and Time
Week 1 Wednesday, July 3, 2024 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Week 2 Wednesday, July 10, 2024 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Week 3 Wednesday, July 17, 2024 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Week 4 Wednesday, July 24, 2024 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Week 5 Wednesday, July 31, 2024 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Week 6 Wednesday, August 7, 2024 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Week 7 Wednesday, August 14, 2024 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Week 8 Wednesday, August 21, 2024 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Week 9 Wednesday, August 28, 2024 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Who can I contact for more information?

Children's Summer Food Program
Phone: 1-800-370-3985
Email: summerfood@gov.pe.ca
 

Social Development and Seniors

General Inquiries

Department of Social Development and Seniors
2nd Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-620-3777
Toll-free: 1-866-594-3777
Fax: 902-368-4740

DeptSDS@gov.pe.ca