Summer feeding program offering free meals for kids in St. Pete all summer

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Making sure no child goes hungry: that’s the mission of St. Pete’s summer feeding program.

Beginning May 29, kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch at 17 locations across St. Pete. Some locations will be serving breakfast as well. Parents can simply walk up and get a free meal for their child, no questions asked. The free meals are also being provided to kids in the city’s summer camps. 

The free meals run through August 10. 

Many kids in Tampa Bay qualify for free and reduced lunch in school and when classes let out for the summer, some go hungry. Feeding Tampa Bay estimates one in four kids in our area is food insecure, meaning they aren’t sure where their next meal will come from. That’s worse than the national average, which is one in five kids. 

Here are the locations for the free summer meals program:
•    Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 2900 31st St. S, is serving lunch only from noon to 1 p.m. 
•    Camp Redbird at Azalea Elementary School is serving breakfast and lunch, Monday through Thursday at 1680 74th St. N and Friday at 1600 72nd St. N from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. 
•    Campbell Park Recreation Center, 601 14th St. S, is serving breakfast and lunch from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. 
•    Childs Park Recreation and Fitness Center, 4301 13th Ave. S, is serving breakfast and lunch from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. 
•    Dell Holmes Park, 2740 22nd St. S, pavilion no. 1, is serving lunch only from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
•    Frank Pierce Recreation Center, 2000 Seventh St. S, is serving breakfast and lunch from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. 
•    Gladden Park Recreation Center, 3901 30th Ave. N., is serving breakfast and lunch from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
•    J.W. Cate Recreation Center, 5801 22nd Ave. N, is serving breakfast and lunch from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
•    Johnson Community Library, 1059 18th Ave. S, is serving lunch only from noon to 1 p.m. 
•    Lake Vista Recreation Center, 1401 62nd Ave. S, is serving breakfast and lunch from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
•    Main Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N, is serving lunch only from noon to 1 p.m. 
•    Roberts Recreation Center, 1246 50th Ave. N, is serving breakfast and lunch from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
•    Shore Acres Recreation Center, 4230 Shore Acres Blvd. NE, is serving breakfast and lunch from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. 
•    TASCO Center for Teen Technology, 1320 Fifth St. N, is serving breakfast and lunch from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 
•    Thomas “Jet” Jackson Recreation Center, 1000 28th St. S, is serving breakfast and lunch from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and noon to 1:30 p.m. 
•    Walter Fuller Recreation Center, 7891 26th Ave. N, is serving breakfast and lunch from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and noon to 12:45 p.m. 
•    Willis S. Johns Recreation Center, 6635 Dr. M.L. King Jr. St. N, is serving breakfast and lunch from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. and noon to 1:30 p.m.
 

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