Summer Food Service Program

Summer Food Service Program

Childhood hunger is a reality and it exists in our own neighborhoods. More than 94,000 children living in the 20 counties served by the Freestore Foodbank are food insecure, meaning they aren’t always sure where they will get their next meal.

Providing Food during Summer Months
The Summer Food Service program gives the Freestore Foodbank the opportunity to serve children in need during the summer months when they are away from school. Kids ages 2-18 receive nutritious lunches prepared by Cincinnati COOKS!

“Food equals love, and we love our kids,” said Lori, a site coordinator with Empower Youth. “We can continue our connections with our kids through the Summer Food Service Program. It feeds their bodies and also builds stability during the months that they are out of school. We are thrilled to provide steady relationships in unsteady environments. Consistent care let’s kids be kids!”

Where are the Meals Served?
During summer of 2017, the Freestore Foodbank  will provide meals for the Summer Food Service program at the following locations:


  • The Salvation Army Newport
    Start: 6/5/2017 End: 7/28/2017
  • The Salvation Army Covington
    Start: 6/12/2017 End: 8/4/2017


  • YOLO
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    June 12-August 4
    328 W McMillan Street
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
  • Glad House
    12:00 p.m. to 12:25 p.m.
    June 5-August 11
    1994 Madison Road
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45208
  • Friars Club
    12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    June 5-July 28
    4300 Vine Street
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45217
  • Salvation Army- Batavia*
    11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    June 5-August 11
    87 N. Market Street
    Batavia, Ohio 45103
  • Salvation Army- Citadel
    12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    June12-August 4
    114 E. Central Parkway
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45204
  • Empower Youth Felicity*
    Thursday & Friday
    11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    June 6-August 10
    415 Washington Street
    Felicity, Ohio 45120
  • Empower Youth Williamsburg*
    Tuesday & Thursday
    11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    June 6-August 10
    3235 Williamsburg-Bantam Road
    Batavia, Ohio 45103
  • Empower Youth Bethel*
    Tuesday & Thursday
    11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    June 6-August 10
    649 W Plane Street
    Bethel, Ohio 45106

*Open Sites = Available to anyone.

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