Summer Meals 2022

Starting this Summer… Stay tuned!

SiCM serves free lunches in parks and various church lawns during the summer, to children and youth from infancy through age 18. We served 57,632 meals to kids in Schenectady County in 2021. In Schenectady, 80% of our children now qualify for free or reduced rate lunches when school is in session, and too many of these kids would not have regular meals during the summer break. That’s where SiCM and our tremendous teams of interns and volunteers step in.

Volunteer with Summer Meals!

To volunteer with SiCM Summer Meals you must first complete the Summer Meals Training. It’s a little different every year – so even if you have volunteered in the past – YES – you must watch the 2021 Summer Meals Training. New year. New Program. New Training.

Last summer SiCM served children and youth at more than 30 locations across Schenectady County.

Join Our Team!

Want a meaningful and fun summer internship? SiCM Summer Meals is looking for more interns this summer to help our Summer Meals Program! Learn  more to see if you have what it takes!

young woman in back of meals van crouched offering a bagged lunch outside of a park

Want to Volunteer?

Summer Meals volunteers are needed to help count the meals provided, help encourage social distancing and mask wearing, as well as help prep the meals in the morning! Would you like to lend a hand? Please email Camila Grande at with your information today!

Watch the video for a glimpse of how the grab-and-go mobile operation was run last year.