Providence City 2011 Summer Lunch Program: July 5-August 19

[ 0 ] July 4, 2011 |

Program provides 5,000 free meals to Providence children at neighborhood recreation centers and parks.

Starting July 5, the City of Providence will serve lunch (and, at one site, breakfast) to kids who are 18 years old and younger. Lunches are served Monday through Friday through August 19, 2011. The program allows for meals to be eaten at the site only. The federal program, which is administered by the Parks Department in conjunction with the Rhode Island Department of Education, serves free breakfast and lunch to children at 26 area recreation centers, pools, water parks and community organizations. More info on the City of Providence’s website here.

During the 2010-2011 school year, 88% of Providence’s school children were eligible for free and reduced lunch during the school year. The city expects to feed 5,000 kids per day during the summer at the following locations:

Davey Lopes Pool – 227 Dudley Street
11:30AM — 1:30PM

Fox Point Waterpark – Wickenden Street
11:45AM — 1:45PM

George J. West Waterpark – Chalkstone/Mount Pleasant Avenue
10:45AM — 12:45PM

Joslin Recreation Center Pool – 17 Hyat Street
11:00AM — 1:00PM

Harriet and Sayles Waterpark – 199 Oxford Street
11:45AM — 1:45PM

Neutaconkanut Recreation Center Pool – 675 Plainfield Street
11:45AM — 1:45PM

Recreation Department — Main Building Waterpark – 11 West Drive
11:45AM — 1:15PM

Pleasant Street Waterpark – Pleasant Street
12:00 — 1:30PM

Sackett Street Waterpark – 159 Sackett Street
11:00AM — 12:45PM

Selim-Rogers Recreation Center Pool – 60 Camden Avenue
10:45AM — 12:45PM

Southside Waterpark – 674 Prairie Avenue
11:15AM — 1:15PM

West End Recreation Center Bucklin Pool – 109 Bucklin Street
12:00 — 1:30PM

Zuccolo Recreation Center Pool – 11 Gesler Street
12:00 — 1:30PM

Elmwood Community Center – 155 Niagara
10:30AM — 12:30PM

Lockwood Plaza – 50 Prairie Avenue
11:30AM — 1:30PM

Billy Taylor Playground – Camp Street
11:45AM — 1:45PM

Candace Street Playground – Candace & Orms Street
10:30AM — 12:30PM

Dexter Training Ground – 73 Dexter Street
10:30AM — 12:30PM

Fargnoli Park – Across 950 Smith Street
11:00AM — 1:00PM

Mattie Smith Playground – Glenham & Taylor Street
8:00 — 9:00AM (Breakfast)
11:30AM — 1:00PM (Lunch)

O’Brien Park – Corner of Regent Street & River Avenue
10:30AM — 12:30PM

Pearl Street Playground – Pearl & Providence Streets
11:15AM — 1:15PM

Riverside Park – 50 Aleppo Street
11:15AM — 1:15PM

Wiggins Village – 207 Cranston Street
11:00AM — 1:00PM

Donigian Park – 247 Valley Street
11:30AM — 1:30PM

For more information on the program, contact John Rotatori, Director of the Summer Food Services Program at 785-9450 ext 231.

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Jill Davidson

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Jill Davidson lives in Providence with her husband Kevin Eberman and sons Elias (age 11), Leo (age 8), and Henry (age 5). She is a past president of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization and is an active parent leader in the Providence Public Schools. She writes about education in Providence and beyond at http://providenceschools.blogspot.com. Professionally, Jill is an independent education consultant and writer and Managing Director of the Coalition of Essential Schools. Some days, there’s not too much time left for more, but when there is, Jill loves to multitask with combinations of cooking, shopping locally, gardening, exercising, reading, hanging out with friends and family, and exploring Rhode Island.

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