Capital Area Food Bank Announces Free Summer Meals for Children in Washington, D.C. - Capital Area Food Bank
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Capital Area Food Bank Announces Free Summer Meals for Children in Washington, D.C.

By cafb May 10, 2018

Meals will be provided to all children free of charge

Washington, DC, May 2018 – The Capital Area Food Bank today announced that it will once again provide critical summer meals for children throughout the Washington metro area. Meals will be provided through the Summer Food Service Program, for which the food bank will be an acting program sponsor. The program is funded by the US Department of Agriculture.

In DC, 86,410 residents struggle to get the food they need. That’s 14% of the population. Of those in need 27% are children and 20% are seniors.

Food insecure children are more likely to experience stomachaches, headaches, colds, ear infections, and fatigue. They are sick more often, recover more solely, and are more likely to be hospitalized.

During the school year, The Capital Area Food Bank operates afterschool and weekend meals programs called Kids Cafe® and Weekend Bag. Both of these programs fill meal gaps, supplementing school-based federal free or reduced price breakfasts, lunches, afterschool snacks and dinners. Meal service is extended in the summertime with many sites offering daily breakfasts, lunches, snacks and suppers. Additionally, the CAFB’s Weekend Bag program provides bags of pantry staples and fresh produce for children and their families over the weekend when school is out of session.

Acceptance and participation requirements for the Program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites and time as follows:


Address in Washington, DC Breakfast Time Start Breakfast Time End Lunch/Supper Time Start Lunch/Supper Time End Snack Time Start Snack Time End
Brookland Manor 2525 14th St. NE 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 4:30 PM 5:30 PM
Cedar Heights Community Center 1510 Butler St. SE 9:00 AM 9:30 AM 12:00 PM 12:30 PM
Congress Park 1345 Savannah St. SE 9:00 AM 10:00 PM 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
Horton’s Kids 2500 Pomeroy Rd. SE 5:30 PM 6:30 PM 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
Jubilee Housing Activity Zone 1630 Fuller St NW 12:30 PM 1:00 PM 2:30 PM 3:00 PM
Jubilee Housing Early Start 1650 Fuller St NW 9:00 AM 9:30 AM 12:00 PM 12:30 PM
Jubilee Housing Teen Renaissance 1631 Euclid St NW 9:00 AM 9:30 AM 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
Little Lights 1212 1212 I St. SE 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 4:30 PM
Little Lights Center 760 7th St. SE 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 4:30 PM
Little Lights Hopkins 1000 12th St. SE (basement) 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 4:30 PM
National Baptist Memorial Church 1501 Columbia Rd. NW 9:00 AM 9:30 AM 4:30 PM 5:00 PM
RCCG New Wine Assembly 1516 Olive St. NE 9:00 AM 9:30 AM 11:30 AM 12:30 PM
The C.H.I.L.D. CENTER 202 Riggs Rd. NE 7:00 AM 9:00 AM 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
Tutoring Cafe 6906 4th St. NW 7:30 AM 8:00 AM 12:00 PM 1:00 PM

Wardman Court

1350 Clifton St. NW

8:45 AM

9:30 AM

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

*All times approximate and subject to change. For up-to-date information about where to find free Summer Meals, please:


Text “FOOD” to 877-877

Call 1-866-3-Hungry

About the Capital Area Food Bank

The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic undernutrition, heart disease and obesity. By partnering with nearly 450 community organizations in DC, Maryland and Virginia, as well as delivering food directly into hard to reach areas, the CAFB is helping 540,000 people each year get access to good, healthy food. That’s 12 percent of our region’s mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, and grandparents. To learn more, visit:, or find the Capital Area Food Bank on Facebook at, and Twitter at @foodbankmetrodc.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To

request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.