Summer Food Service Program: Free Meals for Children in Portage County!

Family & Community Services, Inc.

Summer is here and with it comes the incredible opportunity for children in Portage County to enjoy free nutritious meals through the Summer Food Service Program. This fantastic initiative aims to ensure that all children, from ages 1 to 18, have access to healthy meals during the summer months when school is out. The program has already kicked off and will continue running until August 2nd, 2024. Here are the details you need to know about where and when meals will be provided:

Meal Service Locations and Times

  1. King Kennedy Community Center
    • Address: 6660 Garfield Road, Ravenna, OH 44266
    • Contact: 330-297-9803
    • Service Hours: 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
  2. Skeels Matthews Community Center
    • Address: 4378 Skeels St, Ravenna, OH 44266
    • Contact: 330-297-0192
    • Service Hours: 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM

What You Need to Know

  • No Charge: Meals are provided free of charge.
  • Eligibility: Children and teens aged 1-18 are welcome to participate.
  • Nutrition: Each meal is prepared to meet federal nutrition guidelines, ensuring that every child receives a healthy and balanced meal.
  • Participation: Any child is welcome to eat at both centers, but it helps to know how many to prepare for, so food won’t be wasted.

How You Can Help

Spread the word! Inform friends, family, and community members about this valuable resource. If you know any children who could benefit from the program, encourage their parents or guardians to bring them to one of the community centers during the service hours.

Contact for More Information

For any questions or additional information, feel free to contact the community centers directly at the numbers listed above. Let’s work together to ensure that every child in Portage County has a happy, healthy summer. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity! Stay healthy and enjoy the summer!