Mayor Frank G. Jackson Announces Free Summer Meals for Kids

Monday, June 12, 2017

Program offers healthy meals for all children age 18 and under

CLEVELAND – Mayor Frank G. Jackson and the Cleveland Division of Recreation today announce the 2017 Summer Food Service Program for Children. The program is at all City recreation centers and partner locations throughout the City. There is no charge to families or children to participate. 

“During the school year, many of our families rely on school meals to meet the nutritional needs of their children,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson.  “This Summer Food Service program assures that our families will not face a void when schools close for summer recess.”

Meals are available Monday to Friday for children 18 years of age and younger; or persons 19-21 years of age with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) developed for individuals receiving special education services.  The meals are provided without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

Meals are provided on a first come, first serve basis. Parents may call 216-664-2571 for information on serving times. View the full list of sites and times.

Today’s announcement is part of Mayor Jackson’s ‘Safe Summer 2017’, a series of efforts to help Cleveland residents, especially youth, enjoy a safer summer. Follow the conversation online by using #SafeSummerCLE. 

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