City of Akron to Provide Free Meals through Summer Food Service Program

Breakfast and Lunch will be served at a variety of sites


Akron, Ohio, June 4, 2024  — Beginning next Monday, June 10, the City of Akron will provide free meals to all eligible youth (18 years of age or younger) and summer day camp program participants that meet the income guidelines for reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program. The meals will be prepared by Akron Public Schools and passed out at a variety of community centers and other city locations. The program runs Monday-Friday from June 10-August 2 excluding holidays.

Children who are part of households that receive foods stamps or benefits under the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) are automatically eligible to receive free meals.

“Akron is proud to once again offer the summer food service program for our youth,” said Mayor Malik. “Kids deserve to just be kids and not have to worry about where their next meal is coming from. The summer food service program allows them to do that. I'm grateful to Akron Public Schools and to all of our community center staff for making this program possible.”

The meal program is available at the below locations at the listed times:

 

Summer Lunch Program Sites

June 10th - August 2nd, 2024

No food service on June 19 and July 4 due to the holidays

 

SITE NAME

Address

Zip

Breakfast

Lunch

Cascade Village

285 N. Howard St.

Akron 44310

9:00am

11:30am

Dreams Academy

Program dates 6/17 – 7/25

 

2199 Fifth Street SW

 

Akron 44314

8:30am

12:00pm

Ellet

Community Center

2449 Wedgewood Drive

Akron 44312

9:00am

11:00am

Firestone Park

Community Center

1480 Girard Street

Akron 44301

9:00am

11:30am

Joy Park

Community Center

825 Fuller Street

Akron 44306

9:00am

11:30am

Kenmore

Community Center

880 Kenmore Boulevard

Akron 44314

10:00am

12:00pm

 

Lane Field (Outside)

630 Vernon Odom Blvd.

Akron 44307

N/A

 

11:30am

Lawton Street

Community Center

1225 Lawton Street

Akron 44320

9:00am

12:00pm

Mason Park

Community Center

700 E. Exchange Street

Akron 44306

9:00am

12:00pm

Northwest

Community Center

1730 Shatto Avenue

Akron 44313

9:30am

11:30am

Summit Lake

Community Center

380 W. Crosier Street

Akron 44311

9:00am

11:30am

 

Vincent House

838 E. Exchange Street

Akron 44306

9:00am

11:30am

Wilbeth Homes

888 Eller Ave.

Akron 44306

9:00am

11:30am

Wingfoot Church

1690 Hillside Terr.

Akron 44305

NA

12:00pm

 

Acceptance and participation requirements for the Program and all activities are the same for all residents regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

For information about program sites or details, please contact: Robert Dowdell, City of Akron Food Service Program Coordinator at 330-375-2832 or rdowdell@akronohio.gov.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write or call immediately to: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights; 1400 Independence Avenue, SW; Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.