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Summer Meals 2022 will run from June 20 – August 12! Check back in spring 2022 for more updates!

Our 2021 Summer Meals program served 12,555 meals at 18 locations throughout Clark County, including new sites in Washougal and Ridgefield.

“It was a wonderful year that provided nutritious meals to children ages 18 and under with the help of 263 volunteers providing 2,000+ hours of service,” said Becci Read-Ryan, Hunger & Nutrition Programs Manager. “We are incredibly thankful to St. Joseph Catholic Church, who for the second year was a dedicated partner, providing space in Marion Hall’s commercial kitchen for all the meals to be prepared and packaged.”

Shout out to our community partners who hosted the sites and provided staff or volunteers to serve lunches: Vancouver Parks & Rec, Clark County Family YMCA, Police Activities League of SW Washington, Salmon Creek United Methodist, Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries, Church at the Grove, Olympic Park Apts, and REACH CDC at Covington Commons.

Food is incredibly important for a developing child or teen, and yet over 20,000 children in Clark County are considered food insecure (they do not know when or where their next meal is coming from). Research shows that receiving free or reduced-price meals reduces food insecurity, obesity rates, and poor health in children.

Summer Meals is a federally funded, state-administered program that reimburses providers who serve free healthy meals to children & teens when school is not in session. The goal of the program is to give all children 18 and under access to nutritious meals in low-income areas while they do not have access to free/reduced school meals.

All site locations, addresses, dates and times will be listed on this site. To find the site closest to you, you can also text FOOD or COMIDA to
304-304.

For more information, please contact Becci Read-Ryan at bread-ryan@sharevancouver.org or 360-553-8064.

USDA Civil Rights Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
 
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
 
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
 
Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; Fax: (202) 690-7442; or Email: program.intake@usda.gov.
 
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
 

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Donate Resources

Donations of physical goods are always welcome. High-need items include non-perishable food, new hygiene & personal care items and new cleaning supplies.

Contact Molly at mevjen@sharevancouver.org to schedule a donation drop-off or click the button below to submit a contact form.

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