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Free summer meals available for kids

The USDA has partnered with St. Mary’s Food Bank to once again provide free summer meals to children ages 18 an younger throughout the Valley this summer. The purpose of the program is to help ease demand summer food, particularly among children who take part in the free breakfast and lunch programs during the school year.

Meals will be made available free to all eligible children 18 years of age and younger in the following open sites within the approved geographical area without discrimination against any child because of race, color, national origin, sex age or disability.

In most cases, accompanying adults will have the option to purchase a meal for themselves at a very inexpensive rate.

Listed below are the dates, times and locations meals will be provided for children. Contact the person listed, where provided, to check on space and enrollment qualifications.

Libraries:

Acacia Library – 750 E. Townley Ave.
Tuesday-Saturday, through Aug. 5, lunch only from 12-1 p.m.
Contact: Alicia Martin, 602-534-2005

Burton Barr Library – 1221 N. Central Ave.
Monday-Friday, through July 29, lunch only, 12-1 p.m.
Contact: Terry Lawler, 602-534-5014

Century Library – 1750 E. Highland Ave.
Tuesday-Saturday, through Aug. 5, lunch only from 12-2 p.m.
Contact: Tracy Smith, 602-261-8677

Yucca Library – 5648 N. 15th Ave.
Tuesday-Saturday through Aug. 6, lunch only, 12-1 p.m.
Contact: Pam Brown – 602-534-1234

Schools:

Madison No. 1 Middle School – 5525 N. 16th St.
Monday-Friday June 6 through July 29, breakfast from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m., lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Contact: 602-664-7919

Torah Day School of Phoenix – 1118 W. Glendale Ave.
Monday-Friday, June 21 through July 28, breakfast from 9:30-10:30 a.m., lunch from 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Contact: 602-374-3062

Washington Elementary School District (contact the WESD Nutrition Services Department at 602-896-5232):

Washington Elementary – 8033 N. 27th Ave.
Monday-Friday through July 29, 7:45-8:45 a.m. breakfast, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. lunch

Miscellaneous Sites:

MIHS Sunnyslope – 934 W. Hatcher Road
Monday-Friday through Aug. 5, lunch from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Contact: Kathy Schmitz, 602-344-6307

Native Community Health Center – 2423 W. Dunlap Ave., #140
Monday-Friday through Aug. 5, breakfast from 8-10 a.m., lunch from 12-2 p.m.
Contact: Susan Levy, 602-279-5263, ext. 3111

Native Health WIC @Central – 4041 N. Central Ave, Bldg C
Monday-Friday through July 29, breakfast from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., lunch from 1-5 p.m.
Contact: Susan Levy, 602-279-5263 ext. 3111

Native Health Info & Referral Center – 9617 N. Metro Pkwy., #1060
Monday-Saturday through Aug. 5, breakfast from 8-10 a.m., lunch from 12-2 p.m.
Contact: Susan Levy, 602-279-5263, ext. 3111

Sunnyslope Youth Center – 1702 W. Peoria Ave.
Monday-Friday through Aug. 5, supper only, 4-5 p.m.
Contact: Cashmere Young, 602-534-5088

Vista Colina – 1050 W. Mountain View Road
Monday-Friday through Aug. 5, breakfast from 8:45-9:30 a.m., lunch from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
Contact: Emma Aguillon, 602-819-5007

Washington Activity Center – 2240 W. Citrus Way
Monday-Friday through July 29, breakfast only, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Contact: Auggie Perez, 602-534-7937

WIC Sunnyslope – 8828 N. Central Ave.
Monday-Thursday through Aug. 4, lunch only, 9-10 a.m.
Contact: Jennifer Tran, 602-359-8827

Y Kids Christown – 15517 N. 17th Ave.
Monday-Friday through Aug. 5, breakfast from 7-9 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Contact: Mary Davis, 623-329-4368

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