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Free Meals for Kids from June 16th to August 8th

The Summer Feeding Program is part of the national Summer Food Services Program run by the USDA. It provides free breakfast and lunch to children 18 and under during the summer months. Pantries see an increase in clients during the summer time since kids are out of school and not able to rely on the school breakfast and lunch. This means that families need to have even more food in the house to make up for these missing meals, which in turn leads to more trips to the food pantry to try and make ends meet. The Summer Feeding Program was created to address this problem by continuing to provide those meals even though school is out.

The Summer Feeding Program will run from June 16th to August 8th, Mondays through Fridays.

The sites we will be working with this year are listed below. Please be aware that we are not the only organization providing summer meals. If we don't have a Summer Feeding site in your area you can call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (for Spanish speakers) to find other sites across Northwest Indiana. You can also access this information online by clicking here.

Site Name Address
151st Community Center 4925 Gladiola, East Chicago
Bethel Temple 110 West 43rd Street , Gary
Salvation Army-East Chicago 513 West Chicago  Ave., East Chicago
Mission Of Jesus Christ 3924 Kennedy Ave., East Chicago
Bethel Church 225 West 5th Ave, Gary
Life Camp 5050 Vermont Ave, Gary
Van Buren Missionary Church 2585 Van Buren Street, Gary
New Greater Faith Outreach Ministries 2330 Pennsylvania Street, Gary
Little Dreamers 5201 Broadway, Merrillville
St. Mary Catholic Church 4316 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago
Clemente Center 3616 Elm Street, East Chicago
Martin Luther King Center 4802 Melville Ave, East Chicago
Marktown 3509 Spruce Street, East Chicago
Penn Center 3550 Pennsylvania Ave, East Chicago
Heritage Center 4506 Tod Ave, East Chicago
Roxana Center 900 Shell Street, East Chicago