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Summer Free Meal Programs For Children

By Kari Curtis June 6, 2018

Summer is here! Time to relax and enjoy some time away from school. However, for some students, when school is out, that means no more guaranteed meals. When school is out for summer vacation, many children lose access to free and reduced meals they rely on during the school year. There are quite a few programs that offer free meals in the summer to help fill this nutritional gap throughout the summer. 


Wedenesdays at Hope Lutheran Church you can get free hot dogs, chips, and a drink from 11:30-1pm.  They also open their food pantry Monday through Wednesday from 10am-1pm to help those that need a little extra. 



All children ages 0 -18  welcome to enjoy a free meal at the following places:


Breakfast 


The Boys and Girls Club in Meridian. 911 N Meridian Rd. Breakfast served from 8-9am. Lunch served from 11:45-1:30. June 4th- August 10th. (Monday -Friday) 

Moseley Boys and Girls Club. 610 E 42nd Street Garden City. Breakfast served 8-9a,. Lunch served 11:45-1:30. June 4th- August 10th. (Monday -Friday)

Hawthorne Elementary.  2401 W Targee St. Breakfast served from 8:30-9:30. June 4th-August 3rd (Monday-Friday) 

Whitney Elementary. 1601 S Owyhee St. Breakfast served 8:30-9:30. June 5th-June 22nd (Monday-Friday) 

Horizon Elementary. 730 N Mitchell St. Breakfast served 8:30-9:30. June 5th-June 22nd (Monday-Friday) 

Lowell Elementary. 1507 N 28th St. Breakfast served 8:30-9:30. June 5th-June 22nd (Monday-Friday)

South Jr High. 3101 W Cassia St. Breakfast served 7:30-8:30. June 5th - July 27th. (Monday - Friday) 

Riverglen Jr High. 6801 N Gary Lane. Breakfast served 7:30 - 8:30. June 5th - July 27th. (Monday - Friday) 

 Borah High School. 6001 W Cassia St. Breakfast served 7:30-8:30 June 5th - July 13th. (Monday - Friday) 



Lunch 


The Boys and Girls Club in Meridian. 911 N Meridian Rd. Breakfast served from 8-9am. Lunch served from 11:45-1:30. June 3rd- August 9th. (Monday -Friday) 

Garden City Library. 6015 N Glenwood St. Garden City. Lunch served 12-12:40. June 3rd-August 9th. (Monday-Friday)

Oasis Food Center - Optimist Park. 16680 11th Ave. N. Ext Nampa. Lunch served 12:30-1:15.June 3rd- August 9th. (Monday -Friday) 

Marley Nelson Elementary. 7701 W Northview St. Lunch served 12-12:45. June 5th-June 22nd (Monday-Friday) and June 25-July 22nd. 

Oasis Food Center - Kings Road. 3322 Little John Ct. Nampa. Lunch served 11-12. June 3rd- August 9th (Monday -Friday) 

Hawthorne Elementary.  2401 W Targee St. Lunch served 12-12:30. June 4th-August 3rd (Monday-Friday)

Whitney Elementary. 1601 S Owyhee St. Lunch served from 12-12:30. June 25th-July 27th(Monday-Friday) 

Horizon Elementary. 730 N Mitchell St. Lunch served from 12-12:30. June 5th-June 22nd (Monday-Friday) 

Lowell Elementary. 1507 N 28th St. Lunch served from 12-12:30. June 5th-June 22nd (Monday-Friday) 

South Jr High. 3101 W Cassia St. Lunch served 12-12:30. June 5th - July 27th. (Monday - Friday) 

Riverglen Jr High. 6801 N Gary Lane. Lunch served 12-12:30. June 5th - July 27th. (Monday - Friday) 

 Borah High School. 6001 W Cassia St. Lunch served 12-12:30. June 5th - July 13th. (Monday - Friday)


Dinner


Marley Nelson Elementary. 7701 W Northview St. Dinner Served 3:30 -4:30. June 5th-June 22nd (Monday-Friday) 

Whitney Elementary. 1601 S Owyhee St. Dinner Served 3:30 -4:30. June 5th-June 22nd (Monday-Friday) 

Grace Jordan Elementary. 6411 S Fairfield. Dinner Served 3:30 -4:30. June 5th-June 22nd (Monday-Friday) 

Hawthorne Elementary.  2401 W Targee St. Dinner Served 4-5pm June 4th-August 3rd (Monday-Friday) 

Meridian Elementary Playground. 1035 W 1st St. Dinner served from 4-4:45pm. June 4th- August 10th. (Monday -Friday) 

Riverfront Park. 508 E. 42nd Street Garden City. Dinner 4-4:45pm. June 4th- August 10th. (Monday -Friday) 


Picnic In The Park


Enjoy a picnic in any of the following parks. Free for children ages 0-18.

Borah Park – 801 Aurora Dr 12-1:45 pm

Cassia Park- 4600 W Camas St 12-12:30 pm

Comba Park – 2995 N Five Mile Rd 11:30-1 pm

Davis Park Apartments – 970 N 29th St 12:30-12:50pm

Elm Grove Park – 2200 W Irene St 11:45am-12:15 pm

Fairview Park – 2300 W Idaho St, 1-1:30 pm

Garden City Library – 6015 N Glenwood St 12p-12:40 pm

Ivywild Park – 416 W. Ivywild St 11:30am-1:15 pm

Jefferson Park – 200 S Latah St 1-1:30 pm

Liberty Park- 520 N Liberty St 12-12:30 pm

Manitou Park – 2001 S. Manitou Ave 11:30am-12 pm

Mtn. View Park – 7006 W Ustick Rd 11:30-12 pm

Oak Park – 2888 Cherry Ln 11:15-11:45 am

Phillippi Park – 2299 S Phillippi St 12:45-1:15 pm

Redwood Park – 2675 Shamrock St 11:45-1:15 pm

Shoshone Park – 2800 W Canal St 12:30-1 pm

Sunset Park – 2625 N 32nd St 11:15-11:35 am

Veterans Memorial Park – 930 Veterans Way 12:30-1 pm

Winstead Park – 6150 W Northview St 11:30-1:15 pm


For more information and/or locations go to 

https://fnssnaphal-gis.esriemcs.com/summerfoodrocks/


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