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School & Summer Lunches

Columbus Recreation & Parks Department Lunch Program

Their summer lunch program provides free lunches throughout Columbus. Kids ages 1 to 18 can call to find the summer food site closest to them. Some people with disabilities age 19 to 21 are also eligible. Kids can stop by the open sites and get a free breakfast or lunch June through August.
1111 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 645-3300

Gladden Community House: Youth Services & Preschool

Provide educational intervention led by licensed social workers through small group, individual, and family sessions to help children develop important life skills. They have a preschool and their year-round After-School Recreation program offers healthy age-appropriate programming every weekday after-school and throughout the summer. There are free meals each month to children ages 5 to 18. Offers year round team sports for youth K-12 in the Franklinton Community and a traveling summer day camp that explores central Ohio.
183 Hawkes Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43223
(614) 227-1600

Ohio Department of Education School Meal Programs

Their website offers a lot of information about free and reduced price meals and the National School Lunch Program. It also has information about the fresh fruit and vegetable program, the after school snack program, the school breakfast program and the free and reduced price school meals application.
25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(877) 644-6338

Ohio Department of Education Summer Food Service Program

All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months at participating program sites. Individuals ages 19 through 21 who have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities and are following Indivualized Education Programs (IEPs) through their current enrollment in educational programs also are eligible for free summer meals. Click to access a map of summer food programs throughout Ohio.
25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(877) 644-6338

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food & Nutrition Services

The National School Lunch Program operates in schools and child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. Their website has information about how to apply and income requirements. They also help schools serve meals through their after school snack programs, breakfast programs and summer food programs.
3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22302
Ohio: (800) 808-MEAL or (800) 808-6325