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City of Providence Launches 2014 Free Summer Lunch Program

1404240380_stretchhe Department of Parks + Recreation serves free nutritious meals to all kids and teens, ages 18 and under, through the summer meals program to ensure that children have access to healthy foods when school is out.

The federal program, administered by the Department of Parks + Recreation in conjunction with the Rhode Island Department of Education, provides free lunches at 35 area recreation centers, pools, water parks and organizations.

Meals are served Monday through Friday, July 1 through August 16, 2014 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Times and locations may vary, so parents and families are encouraged to call 2-1-1* to find a summer meal site in their neighborhood. Meals must be eaten on-site.

Meals will be served at the following locations:

  • Al Carrington Water Park – 64 Richardson St.
  • Metcalf Park Playground – Across from 216 Hawkins St.
  • Fox Point Water Park at Cabral Park – 505 Wickenden St.
  • George J. West Water Park – 1266 Chalkstone Ave.
  • Harriet and Sayles Water Park – 375 Sayles St.
  • Fargnoli Water Park – 945 Smith St.
  • Neutaconkanut Recreation Center Water Park – 675 Plainfield St.
  • General Street Water Park – 11 West St.
  • Sackett Street Water Park – 110 Sackett St.
  • Selim-Rogers Recreation Center – 60 Camden Ave.
  • McGrane Pool at West End Recreation center – 404 Dexter St.
  • Zuccolo Recreation Center Pool – 11 Gesler St.
  • Billy Taylor Park – Corner of Camp St. and Cypress St.
  • Candace St. Playground – Candace St. and Orms St.
  • Dexter Training Ground – 73 Dexter St.
  • Ellery Park – 75 Ellery St.
  • Mattie Smith Playground – Taylor St. and Glenham St.
  • O’Brien Park – Corner of Regent St. and River Ave.
  • Pearl St. Playground – Pearl St. and Providence St.
  • Riverside Park – 50 Aleppo St.
  • Donigian Park – 247 Valley St.
  • Lockwood Plaza Housing – 50 Prairie Ave.
  • Wiggins Village Housing – 207 Cranston St.
  • Wallace St. Park – Corner of Wallace St. and Cumerford St.
  • Chad Brown Housing – Chad Brown St.
  • Lippitt Park – 1001 Hope St.
  • Corliss Park – 30 Corina St.
  • Jennifer Rivera Park – 40 Niagara St.
  • Davis Park – 50 Raymond St.
  • Brown St. Park – 207 Brown St.
  • Hartford Park – Laurel Hill and Hartford Ave.
  • Peace and Plenty Park – Peace St. and Updike St.
  • Manton Heights Housing – 31 Salmon St.
  • Department of Human Services – 206 Elmwood Ave.
  • South Providence Recreation Center – 674 Prairie Ave.
  • Davey Lopes Recreation Center – 227 Dudley St.
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Written by Anisa Raoof