City of Providence Offering Free Summer Breakfast and Lunch

[ 0 ] July 8, 2013 |

The 2013 Summer Meal Program provides more than 4,000 daily meals to Providence children at neighborhood recreation centers, parks and community organizations.

img_parks_summerlunchThe Providence Parks Department serves free, nutritious meals to all kids and teens, 18 and under through the Summer Meal Program, which ensures children receive meals when school is out. The federal program, which is administered by the Department of Parks and Recreation in conjunction with the Rhode Island Department of Education, serves free breakfast and lunch at 31 area recreation centers, pools, water parks and community organizations.

The summer meal program allows for meals to be eaten at the meal site only. Meals will be provided daily to Providence children 18 years of age or younger, Monday through Friday, July 1, 2013 through August 16, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Times and locations may vary, so parents and families should call 2-1-1* to find a summer meal site in their neighborhood.

Meals will be served at the following Providence locations:
  • Al Carrington Water Park
    64 Richardson St.
    11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Fox Point Water Park at Cabral Park
    505 Wickenden St.
    12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • George J. West Water Park
    1266 Chalkstone Ave.
    10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
  • Harriet and Sayles Water Park
    375 Sayles St.
    11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Fargnoli Water Park
    945 Smith St.
    11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Neutaconkanut Recreation Center Water Park
    675 Plainfield St.
    11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
  • General Street Water Park
    11 West St.
    11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
  • Sackett Street Water Park
    110 Sackett St.
    10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
  • Selim-Rogers Recreation Center
    60 Camden Ave.
    10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
  • McGrane Pool
    404 Dexter St.
    11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Zuccolo Recreation Center Pool
    11 Gesler St.
    12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
  • Billy Taylor Park
    Corner of Camp St. and Cypress St.
    11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
  • Candace St. Playground
    Candace St. and Orms St.
    10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Dexter Training Ground
    73 Dexter St.
    11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Ellery Park
    75 Ellery St.
    10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
  • Mattie Smith Playground
    Taylor St. and Glenham St.
    11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
  • O’Brien Park
    Corner of Regent St. and River Ave.
    10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Pearl St. Playground
    Pearl St. and Providence St.
    11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
  • Riverside Park
    50 Aleppo St.
    11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
  • Donigian Park
    247 Valley St.
    11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Lockwood Plaza Housing
    50 Prairie Ave.
    11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Wiggins Village Housing
    207 Cranston St.
    11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Wallace St. Park
    Corner of Wallace St. and Cumerford St.
    12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Chad Brown Housing
    Chad Brown St.
    11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Lippitt Park
    1001 Hope St.
    12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Corliss Park
    30 Corina St.
    12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Jennifer Rivera Park
    40 Niagara St.
    10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Hopkins Square Park
    2 Russo St.
    12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Davis Park
    50 Raymond St.
    11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Brown St. Park
    207 Brown St.
    12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Hartford Park
    Laurel Hill and Hartford Ave.
    11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

In addition, free summer meals are provided at dozens of sites across the City for children and teens who are enrolled in summer activities such as camps and recreation center programming. Many of these sites also provide free summer breakfast.

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