Free Meals

Free Meals

As part of our commitment to provide discovery without barriers, CHPL partners with UMC Food Ministry, opens a new window to bring meals and snacks to select Library locations.

Afterschool Meals for Youth

Free meals are available Mondays through Fridays after school for youth at select Library locations. Participants must eat their meals at the Library.

Meal service locations and serving times are subject to change.

Who is Eligible for Meals

All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals. Individuals ages 19 through 21 who have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities and are following Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) through their current enrollment in educational programs also are eligible for free meals. There are no other eligibility requirements.

About The Meals Service

According to Feeding America, opens a new window, nearly 35,000 children in Hamilton County live in a food insecure household. That means one in three children are unsure of where their next meal is coming from. Children facing hunger are more likely to struggle with school and have behavioral problems.

The UMC meal service is made possible through federal funding, as part of the USDA's Child Nutrition Programs, opens a new window.

Last updated November 21, 2022

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