Summer Meals for Kids now available at 12 Dallas Public Library branches
This summer, 12 Dallas Public Library branches are providing free summer meals to children and teens under age 18 in partnership with the nonprofit hunger organization Education Potential Verified.
The program aims to feed hungry kids who are accustomed to receiving free and reduced lunch at school, but it also brings families into the library to take advantage of summer enrichment activities, including the SMART Summer reading challenge, hands-on science programs and guest performers.
Free summer lunches are available at these branch libraries. (Some locations also provide breakfast or afternoon snack.):
- Dallas West, Tuesday to Thursday, Noon to 1 p.m.
- Grauwyler Park, Wednesdays, Noon to 1p.m.
- Hampton-Illinois, Tuesday to Thursday, Lunch: 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.; Snack: 3:15 to 3:45 p.m.
- Highland Hills, Tuesday and Thursday 2 to 3 p.m.
- Kleberg-Rylie Branch, Tuesday to Friday, Noon to 12:30 p.m.
- Martin Luther King, Monday to Friday, 3 to 4 p.m.
- Pleasant Grove, Tuesday to Friday, Noon to 12:45 p.m.
- Prairie Creek, Monday to Friday, Breakfast: 9:30 a.m. Lunch: 12 to 1 p.m.
- Skyline, Monday to Friday, Lunch: Noon to 1 p.m. Snack: 3 to 4 p.m.
- Timberglen, Tuesday to Friday, Noon to 1 p.m.
- Vickery Park , Monday to Friday, 3:15 to 3:45 p.m.
- White Rock Hills, Tuesday to Thursday, 1 to 2 p.m.
No proof of need or pre-registration are required to receive the meals. The free lunch program will continue through Aug. 11. The meals are funded by the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program. Last summer, the library served 4,455 lunches at 15 locations.