UPDATE: As of August 1st, the USDA has passed a waiver allowing the IYS Summer Lunch Program to go back to non-congregate eating! This means that family members will be able to pick up lunches for their family. This also means youth will not be required to eat lunches on-site.
Additionally, more sites will be added to the calendar affective Monday. Stay tuned for more information on this as we move forward with this seasons program.
Program starts June 20th, 2022 and will run until August 26th, 2022. Schedule may change due to acclimate weather or federal holiday interferences. Please check back for updates throughout the summer.
The goal of the Summer Lunch Program is to fulfill the nutritional needs of low income youth during the summer months with daily distribution of free USDA sponsored nutritional lunches. Distribution sites include both city and rural areas. The Summer Lunch Program serves youth age 1-18 free daily meals from June to August. IYS has several sites throughout the city including Library sites as well as throughout several neighborhood parks.
Use the map to find a site close to you! A drop down menu is available in the top left corner to see a list, click on a yellow icon to see the site days and times.
A printable version of the schedule is available below (Una versión imprimible del calendario está disponible a continuación):
Park and Play gives youth physically engaging and mentally enriching activities. These activities are pursued at the park during the Scheduled Summer Lunch hour, and gives youth a free way to engage with other youth in the parks in a fun game or activity.