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 877-877.
For more information, please contact Becci Read-Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-553-8064.