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Toledo's free summer lunch program for children begins June 1

The city of Toledo will serve lunch for children in five city parks from June 1 to Aug. 14.

TOLEDO, Ohio — The city of Toledo free lunch program for children starts Monday, June 1 and goes until Friday, Aug. 14. 

The lunch will be served in five city parks through a partnership with the Children’s Hunger Alliance.

The nonprofit's staff will be at the following parks, Monday through Friday:

  •  Wilson Park, 600 East Oakland St., Toledo, Ohio 43608, underneath the open-air shelter, 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • Navarre Park, 1001 White St., Toledo, Ohio 43605, pool house/parking lot, 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Ottawa Park, 2200 Kenwood Blvd., Toledo, Ohio 43606, underneath the open-air shelter, 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Savage Park, 650 Nebraska Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43604, underneath the open-air shelter, 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
  • Walbridge Park, 2761 Broadway, Toledo, Ohio 43609, underneath the open-air shelter, 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz will help kick off the summer program in person at 12:15 p.m., Monday at Navarre Park.

In addition to the city’s free lunch program, children can receive free meals this summer through Connecting Kids To Meals, which has set up 16 sites where children can access healthy, free meals. More information on that program can be found here

Credit: Meals for Kids

The city of Toledo has also compiled a list of services affected by COVID-19, and available resources, which can be found here.

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