Oklahoma Children's Hospital to Provide Free Lunch for Children This Summer

OKLAHOMA CITY – As part of its commitment to improving the lives of all children in the community, The Children’s Hospital, in cooperation with Sodexo,will be participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program during the most of the 2019 summer break, June 3 to July 31.

Through the Summer Food Service Program, lunch will be provided during the week at no cost to children 18 years and younger on a first-come, first served basis. Oklahoma Children's Hospital was the first hospital in the state to offer free meals to children while school is out. Children can receive these meals at The Children’s Hospital, 1200 Children’s Ave., Oklahoma City.

The Summer Food Service Program is similar to the National School Lunch Program and ensures children continue to receive adequate nutrition when school is out for summer break. The meals and service provided are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Meals will be provided at the following times:

Serving June 3 – July 31

Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Read more about the program here, or contact Sodexo Administrator Pam Harris at pamela.harris@oumedicine.com or (405) 271-8001, ext. 42212.

For more sites and information, visit www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/summer-food-service-program.


OU Health — along with its academic partner, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center — is the state’s only comprehensive academic health system of hospitals, clinics and centers of excellence. With 11,000 employees and more than 1,300 physicians and advanced practice providers, OU Health is home to Oklahoma’s largest physician network with a complete range of specialty care. OU Health serves Oklahoma and the region with the state’s only freestanding children’s hospital, the only National Cancer Institute-Designated Stephenson Cancer Center and Oklahoma’s flagship hospital, which serves as the state’s only Level 1 trauma center. OU Health’s mission is to lead healthcare in patient care, education and research. To learn more, visit oumedicine.com.


At The Children’s Hospital, pediatric staff blends years of training with education, research and technology to improve the lives of children throughout the region. The obstetric emergency room at The Children’s Hospital is a regional referral center for the state, and the neonatal intensive care unit provides the highest level of newborn care in Oklahoma. Children’s is also home to the only 24/7 pediatric emergency room in Oklahoma City. With a family-centered approach to healing, Children’s offers resources from pet therapy to child life specialists who help families cope with hospitalization and illness. From advanced surgical services to general pediatrics, oncology care and more, The Children’s Hospital provides cutting-edge research and treatments through hospital-based and outpatient services. To learn more, visit oumedicine.com/childrens.