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MAIN OFFICE PHONE:  (540) 375-3057|HOURS:  M-F 8am-5pm
MAIN OFFICE LOCATION:  620 Florida Street, Salem, VA 24153

Published on Tuesday, June 18, 2019

FREE Summer Meals Through USDA Program

For many kids, summertime means food, friends, and fun. For families who count on school breakfast and lunch however, the summer months can be stressful when family food budgets have to stretch even further. Free summer meals, funded by the USDA, are available to kids and teens ages 18 and younger at summer meals sites across Virginia.

Many summer meals sites offer fun learning and recreational activities so kids and teens can eat a healthy meal while staying active and being with friends. Sites are also registered with the USDA and are held at safe local places like schools and libraries.

Free Summer Meal Program Details:

  • Meals are FREE to children and teens ages 18 and younger who come to a summer meals site
  • Free summer meals will help families save money and stretch their already tight food budgets
  • Food served is healthy and follows USDA nutrition guidelines
  • Summer meals sites are fun, safe places for kids and teens to be active and visit with friends
  • No application or proof of income needed. You can just bring your child to a summer meals site in our community

Breakfast Locations:

  • ALMS Cafeteria - June 24 to August 2, closed July 4th (9:15 am to 9:45 am)
  • G.W. Carver Cafeteria - July 1 to August 2 (7:50 am to 8:20 am)

Lunch Locations:

  • G.W. Carver Cafeteria - July 1 to August 2 (11 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.)
  • ALMS Cafeteria - June 24 to August 2, closed July 4 (12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
  • Salem Commons (remote site) - June 24 to August 2, closed July 4 (11:50 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.)
  • Ramey’s Trailer Park (remote site) - June 24 to August 2, closed July 4 (11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)
  • Oak Park (remote site) - June 24 to August 2, closed July 4 (12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • Salem Public Library - June 24 to August 2, closed July 4 (11:50 a.m.to 12:20 p.m.)
  • Salem YMCA - June 24 to August 2, closed July 4 (11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.)

 If you have any questions, please call Dr. Forest I. Jones at 389-0130. We hope to see you this summer at one of these sites!