City kicks off free summer meals programs

City kicks off free summer meals programs

WOONSOCKET – The Rhode Island Department of Education and the city of Woonsocket have kicked off their annual summer meals programs, offering free meals for children and teens at several community sites around the city.

The federal summer nutrition program is funded by the USDA and administered by RIDE and local community partners. An area is eligible to open a site if at least 50 percent of the enrolled children in that district are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. Last summer, 470,000 meals were served to children across the state.

The following sites will serve meals to all individuals under age 18, with no identification or enrollment necessary:

• WWII Memorial Park, 40 Snow St. (M,T,W,TH,F; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. until Aug. 17)

• Boys & Girls Club, 72 Kendrick Ave. (M,T,W,TH,F; 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. until Aug. 17)

• Cass Park, 350 Newland Ave. (M,T,W,TH,F; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. until Aug. 17)

• Dunn Park, corner of Mason/Asylum (M,T,W,TH,F; noon to 1 p.m. until Aug. 17)

• Morin Heights, 80 Morin Heights (M,T,W,TH,F; 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. until Aug. 17)

• Harris School, 60 High School St. (M,T,W,TH,F; 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. until Aug. 17)

For more information on these sites, call the United Way information line at 211.

The following sites will serve meals to children enrolled in Woonsocket Education Department programs:

• Woonsocket High School (until Aug. 2)

• Villa Nova Middle School (until Aug. 2)

• Globe Park (until Aug. 2)

• Pothier Elementary School (until Aug. 2)

• Boys & Girls Club (until Aug. 17)

• YMCA (until Aug. 17)

• Neighborworks C3 and Arts Youth programs (until Aug. 17)

For more information on these sites, contact Woonsocket Education Food Services at 401-767-4757.