Summer Food Service Program

Summer Food Service Program

Childhood hunger is a reality and it exists in our own neighborhoods. More than 87,400 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 provided meals for the Summer Food Service program at the following locations:

Feeding Kids During The Summer Months


  • The Salvation Army Newport
  • The Salvation Army Covington


  • YOLO
  • Glad House
  • Friars Club
  • Salvation Army- Batavia
  • Salvation Army- Citadel
  • Empower Youth Felicity
  • Empower Youth Williamsburg
  • Empower Youth Bethel

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