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City of Saint Paul to Provide Free Summer Meals to Youth

Date: Jun 13th, 2012

SAINT PAUL - The City of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Department and Saint Paul Public Library have partnered with Saint Paul Public Schools to provide free meals to Saint Paul youth this summer.

Last year, more than 80,000 meals were served as part of the program which featured meals being served at more than 20 recreation centers and four public libraries. With a large number of kids and youth using recreation and library services during summer months, children can continue to receive nutritious meals during school vacations.

"Summertime is one of the most important times in our children's lives," Mayor Chris Coleman said. "School may be out, but our children still need to eat, be healthy and be active. This is a great partnership that allows the city to help out during the summer."

The meals are available to Saint Paul youth 18 years old and younger. Persons older than 18 with a mental or physical disability who participate in a public or non-profit private school program may also receive meals. The meals will be served at various times and locations from June 12 to August 24.

Saint Paul youth interested in receiving free meals can visit a participating recreation center or library location during scheduled serving times. Pre-registration is not required, and most sites are open Monday through Friday. For complete meal times and location details, please visit or call 651-292-6508. For information about serving times at other sites throughout the city, call the Saint Paul Public School's Nutrition Services Department at (651) 603-4950 or visit

The summer meal program kicks off at library sites on Tuesday, June 12 and recreation centers on Monday June 18 and runs through Friday, August 24.

Library Schedule: Tuesday, June 12 through Friday, August 24. Arlington Hills Library program starts Monday, June 18 and other four locations begin Tuesday, June 12.

Arlington Hills
Snack 3:30 - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday

Daytons's Bluff
Snack 12:30 - 1 p.m. and 3:30 - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday

Rice Street
Snack 1 - 1:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

Lunch 12 - 1 p.m., Monday - Friday

Breakfast 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Monday - Friday; Snack 3:30 - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday