The District K council office, on behalf of the Parks and Recreation Dept., is reaching out among any churches, apartment complexes, learning centers, schools, or other non-profit groups within the council district desiring to participate. The Parks and Recreation Dept. is the administrator of the program and will extend this invitation to apply for the program no later than May 15, 2012. Organization’s representatives should call 713-676-68325 to obtain more information or e-mail Sheila Pous at

If your organization would like to participate as a Food Service Site, download the application:

Summer Food Service Program Application

Houston Park and Recreation Department’s Summer Food Service Program, for youth ages 1 to 18, will operate from June 4 – August 17, 2012. This program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), administered through Texas Department Agriculture and sponsored locally by HPARD since 1984.

For the 2012 Summer Season, HPARD has teamed up with Wal-Mart and NRPA to Fight Childhood Hunger in Houston this summer. For a location near you a link will be available in June 2012 at

The Summer Food Service Program operates Monday through Friday at more than 464 sites in Houston and Harris County throughout the summer. No registration is required. SFSP meals are served at Houston Parks and Recreation Department Community Centers and other participating locations including: churches, apartment complexes, learning centers and other non-profit organizations.

The nutritious packed lunches are prepared and delivered daily to each site and comply with federal and state requirements. They include one serving of milk, two or more servings of vegetables and/or fruits, one serving of grain or bread, and one serving of meat or meat alternative.

Lunch is served 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and a healthy snack is served from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. To find a site near you call 2-1-1 or (713) 676-6832 and give the operator your zip code.

Summer Food Service Program