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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 Breakfast Lunch
Advancing Christ's Kingdom 1001 W. Ridge Rd., Hobart 9:30-10:30am 12:30-1:30pm
151st Community Center 4925 Gladiola Ave., East Chicago 8-9:30am 12-1pm
Salvation Army-East Chicago 513 West Chicago  Ave., East Chicago 8-9am


Mission Of Jesus Christ 3924 Kennedy Ave., East Chicago 9-10am 12-1pm
Life Camp 5050 Vermont Ave, Gary 9-9:45am 12-12:45pm
Van Buren Missionary Church 2585 Van Buren Street, Gary 8-9am 12-1pm
New Greater Faith Outreach Ministries 2330 Pennsylvania Street, Gary 9-10am 12:30-1:30pm
Little Dreamers 5201 Broadway, Merrillville 9-9:30am 11:30am-12:15pm
St. Mary Catholic Church 4316 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago 8-9am 12-1pm
Clemente Center 3616 Elm Street, East Chicago 9-9:30am 11:30am-12:30pm
Martin Luther King Center 4802 Melville Ave, East Chicago 9-9:30am 11:30am-12:30pm
Marktown Recreation Center 3509 Spruce Street, East Chicago 9-9:30am 11:30am-12:30pm
Penn Center 3550 Pennsylvania Ave, East Chicago 9-9:30am 11:30am-12:30pm
Heritage Center 4506 Tod Ave, East Chicago 9-9:30am 11:30am-12:30pm
Roxana Center 900 Shell Street, East Chicago 9-9:30am 11:30am-12:30pm