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Free Meals

Free Meals

In an effort to combat childhood hunger, The Library is partnering with UMC Food Ministry to bring meals to select Library locations.

Meal boxes will be available for pickup on Mondays from 3-5 pm at the following locations while supplies last. Each box will include 7 dinner meals and 7 snacks. Youth do not need to be present to receive a box. All meals and snacks are shelf stable and ready to eat.

Meal service locations and serving times are subject to change.

Who is Eligible

All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals. Individuals ages 19 through 21 who have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities and are following Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) through their current enrollment in educational programs also are eligible for free meals.

About This Service

According to Feeding America, over 50,000 children in Hamilton County live in a food insecure household. That means one in four children are unsure of where their next meal is coming from. Children facing hunger are more likely to struggle with school and exhibit behavioral problems.

This service is made possible through federal funding, as part of the USDA's Child and Nutrition Programs.

Last updated August 19, 2020

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