Free Summer Lunches for Kids in Green Bay Area 2018

Again this summer all kids ages 1-18 can get a FREE, healthy lunch at Green Bay’s Central and Southwest Libraries, The Wildlife Sanctuary, at one of 36 Green Bay parks, Optimist Park in De Pere, Fort Howard Park in Ashwaubenon or at 20 schools in the Green Bay area! Most free summer lunch programs will begin June 13th, but you can find specific dates below. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, provides nutritious meals to children during the summer, when free and reduced-price school meals are typically unavailable. This program fills a void when school lunches are not available and helps parents meet the nutritional needs of their children.

Lunches will be available from 11:15-11:30 AM Monday thru Friday at Central library and from 11:10-11:20 AM Monday thru Friday at Southwest library from June 13th through August 17th. Many times there are special story times before or after lunch, so be sure to check those out as well. Lunches must be eaten at the library during the lunch program. Adult lunches are available for purchase for $3 each. No lunches will be served on July 4th.

Lunches will also be available at the Wildlife Sanctuary from 11:50-12:10 Monday thru Friday from June 13th through August 17th. No lunches served on July 4th.

In addition to the libraries and Wildlife Sanctuary, park lunches will be available at various times between 11AM and 1:30PM Monday thru Friday, from Wednesday, June 13th through August 17th, at 36 Green Bay parks! (No lunches will be served July 4 or July 31.) To find the location of the parks, you can check out the let’s go mommy park guide here. The park lunch schedule is as follows:

Astor: 11:50-12:05
Baird: 12:40-12:50
Bay View: 12:20-12:25
Beaumont: 11:45-11:55
Beaver Dam: 11:35-11:40
Colburn: 12:05-12:20
Danz: 11:10-11:25
East River: 12:10-12:20
Eastman: 12:30-12:40
Edison: 1:20-1:30
Eighth Street: 11-11:05
Eisenhower: 12:25-12:40
Farlin: 12:45-1:00
Fireman’s: 12:00-12:10
Fisk: 11:40-11:55
Fort Howard: 12:00-12:10
Fritsch: 11:00-11:10
Joannes: 11:15-11:30
John Muir: 11:45-11:55
Kennedy: 11:30-11:45
King: 11:15-11:25
Marquette: 11:25-11:40
Mather Heights: 12:50-1:00
McAuliffe:  1:00-1:10
Murphy: 12:15-12:25
Nicolet: 1:05-1:10
Perkins: 12:30-12:45
Preble: 11:00-11:05
Seymour: 12:45-12:55
St James: 11:40-11:45
St Phillips: 11:00-11:10
Tank: 12:30-12:40
Three Sisters: 12:30-12:45 (Mon-Thur only through August 2nd)
VT Pride: 12:45-1:00
Whitney: 11:00-11:10
Wilder: 1:05-1:15

At Optimist Park in De Pere (800 Cook St), kids can get a free lunch between 12-12:30 PM from June 11th through August 24th Monday thru Friday (no lunch on July 4th). All lunches must be consumed on-site. Adult lunches available for purchase for $2, cash only. A menu will be posted on-site at Optimist Park in early June.

At Fort Howard Park (2172 South Broadway) in Ashwaubenon, kids can get a free lunch at noon from June 13th through August 15th Monday thru Friday. Each person must be present to receive a lunch. Adult lunches available for purchase for $3 each.

At Parkview Middle School (955 Willard Drive) in Ashwaubenon kids can get a free lunch at noon from June 13th through August 15th Monday thru Friday in the school cafeteria. You do not have to be enrolled in summer school to receive a free meal! Children of any income level are welcome to participate. Each person must be present to receive a lunch. Adult lunches available for purchase for $3 each.

There are also 20 Green Bay Schools serving free lunches for kids from June 18th through August 17th at various times between 11:30AM-12:45PM Monday thru Friday. Some of these locations will serve breakfast as well, at various times between 7:00-10:40AM. There are no meals served July 2nd-6th. For the complete list of schools and times, click here.

Lunches are for ALL kids regardless of gender, race and economic status and no paperwork is necessary to participate. Times and park locations are subject to change. Call 920-448-5846 for any questions or details about the library lunch program.

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