July 18, 2019

Summer Food Program Feeds Kids For Free

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East Providence, R.I. – With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. The East Providence Recreation Department provides free meals to children during the summer.
This summer, meals will be served at Onna Moniz-John Park, 11 McCausland Ave.; Pierce Field, 201 Mercer St.; George Lima Park, 261 Grosvenor Ave. & Providence Ave. playground, 50 Providence Ave., Mon.-Fri., June 24-August 2, *Onna Moniz-John Park, June 24 – August 23. Service times at most locations are from 11a.m.-1p.m. Service times at Providence Avenue Playground Ave. is Noon -1 p.m. There are no income requirements or registration. Any child under age 18 may come to eat. For more information, contact East Providence Recreation at 401-435-7511.

Join us at the Summer Meals Kickoff Celebration to learn more about summer meals and for a day of fun with your family. The Summer Meals Kickoff Celebration will be on Sat., June 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pierce Field, 201 Mercer St. There is no cost to attend. More information is available at East Providence Recreation Dept. at 401-435-7511, www.eastprovidenceri.net, www.facebook.com/eprecdepartment.

Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations such as the East Providence Recreation to provide free meals to children when school is out for the summer. For more information about the national Summer Food Service Program, visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/summer. For more information on summer feeding sites near you including locations and serving times throughout Rhode Island, please contact the United Way by dialing 211.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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