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Free summer lunch and playground activity program begins June 21

(Texto en español a continuación)

Seattle Parks and Recreation wants to ensure that children have access to healthy meals during the week even when school is out. The Summer Lunch and Playground Recreation program, which runs from June 21 to August 25 this year, is a free opportunity that provides a meal and a snack, plus drop-in activities for kids ages 5-18. The program runs Monday through Friday from from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will take place rain or shine.

This summer, additional precautions will be in place to minimize risk of illness while serving meals to the community. Sanitation and distancing practices will be followed in accordance with CDC and Public Health – Seattle & King county guidelines. Meals will be served in a more flexible manner than typical summers to allow for community safety. Public sites open to all will be using a USDA waiver to allow for meals to be taken off-site rather than eaten in a congregate meal setting at the site. It also allows for meals to be picked up by parents for youth who are not present. Some sites might also follow a waiver guideline that lets them hand out more than one day’s meals at a time to minimize the number of visits a family must make to the site.

Free lunches are available for ages 18 and under at the sites listed below each weekday from noon – 1 p.m.; snacks are offered from 3 – 4 p.m. Drop-in activities may include arts and crafts, board games, or organized recreational games.

Dates and locations are subject to change.

Monday through Friday, 10a.m. to 4 p.m (lunch from 12-1pm; snack from 3-4pm):

  • Beacon Hill Playground, 1902 13th S
  • Brighton Playground, 6000 39th S
  • Highland Park, 1100 SW Cloverdale St.
  • Little Brook Park, 14043 32nd Ave NE
  • Maplewood Playfield, 4801 Corson Ave. S
  • North Acres Park 12718 1st
  • Othello Playground, 4351 S. Othello St.
  • Powell Barnett Park 352 MLK Jr Way
  • Pratt Park, 1800 S. Main St.
  • Roxhill Playground 2850 SW Roxbury St

El almuerzo de verano gratuito y el programa de actividades en el patio de juegos comienzan el 21 de junio

Los niños necesitan buena nutrición durante todo el año. El Programa Comidas de Verano (SFSP, por sus siglas en inglés) ayuda a llenar la brecha. ¡El SFSP sirve comidas y bocadillos gratis durante el verano a los niños menores de 18 años!

Ingrese su dirección para encontrar comidas gratuitas y saludables servidas por organizaciones en su comunidad, o

Envíe un mensaje de texto con la palabra “Comida” al 877-877, 0

Llame al 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1 (877) 842-6273).