Summer Meals and Snacks Available for Youth at Local Libraries
At most Hamilton County Library locations free meals and snacks are available during the summer, Mondays through Fridays. The meals are provided through a partnership with UMC Food Ministry which receives federal funding through the USDA Food & Nutrition Service.
All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive the free meals and snacks. Individuals ages 19 through 21 who have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities and are following Individualized Education Programs (I.E.Ps) through their current enrollment in educational programs also are eligible for free meals. The only other requirement is that children eat the meals and snacks provided while at the library.
The library locations and times of available meals and snacks is as follows:
Avondale: Meal 1-1:45 p.m. | Snack 4-4:45 p.m.
Bond Hill: Meal 1-2 p.m. | Snack 4-5 p.m.
Cheviot: Meal 2-3 p.m.
College Hill: Meal 12-12:45 p.m.
Corryville: Meal 1-1:30 p.m.
Covedale: Meal 2-3 p.m.
Deer Park: Meal 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Snack 4-5 p.m.
Downtown Main Library: Meal 3-4 p.m.
Elmwood Place: Meal 12:30–1 p.m.
Groesbeck: Meal 12:30-1 p.m.
Madisonville: Meal 12-12:45 p.m. | Snack 4-4:30 p.m.
Mt. Healthy: Meal 3-3:30 p.m.
Mt. Washington: Meal 3-4 p.m.
North Central: Meal 1:15-1:45 p.m.
Northside: Meal 3:30-4 p.m.
Norwood: Meal 3:30-4 p.m.
Pleasant Ridge: Meal 3-3:45 p.m.
Price Hill: Meal 3-4 p.m. | Snack 11-11:30 a.m.
Reading: Meal 12:30-1 p.m.
St. Bernard: Meal 12-12:45 p.m. | Snack 4-4:30 p.m.
West End: Meal 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Meal service locations and serving times are subject to change. Please post in or see our discussion forums for any changes.
You can find more resources related to child development and food resources by selecting the “child development” and/or “food & clothing” option from the dropdown tab on our “Find Help Now” Resource Library Search page.