Summer food program feeds kids for free at Memorial Park


With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Chartwells provides free meals to children during the summer.

This summer, meals will be served from July 8 to Aug. 16, Monday through Friday, weather permitting, between 11:30 a.m and 12:30 p.m. at Memorial Park at 1583 Hartford Ave. in Johnston. There are no income requirements or registration. Any child under age 18 may come to eat. For more information, contact Erin Shoemaker at 233-1920, ext. 2653.

Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations like Chartwells to provide free meals to children when school is out for the summer. For more information about the national Summer Food Service Program, visit For more information on summer feeding sites near you including locations and serving times around the state, contact the United Way by dialing 211.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


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