PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the Providence Parks Department today announced the sponsorship of the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The CACFP program, now administered by the City’s parks department, is designed to provide meals for participants in any non-residential public or private nonprofit institution that provides child or adult day care.
“No one should have to worry about where their next meal is coming from,” said Mayor Jorge Elorza. “We can’t stand by while people in our communities go hungry. I thank the USDA for their support of our parks department to lead efforts to provide nutritious meals to children across Providence at no cost.”
In 2016, the City of Providence served 145,000 free summer meals to youth at recreation centers, parks, and in collaboration with youth based organizations and programming.
Meals under the program are available to all enrolled participants without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability and will be served at no separate charge. The program under the parks department purview is available in 11 of the City’s recreation centers, offered Monday through Friday, including school vacations to residents under the age of 18. Those interested, can check with their local recreation center for meal time and menu.
- Vincent Brown Recreation Center, 438 Hope Street, 401.680.7362
- John Rollins Recreation Center, 674 Prairie Ave, 401.680.7352
- Pleasant View Recreation Center, 50 Obadiah Brown Road, 401.499.5017
- Salem Rogers Recreation Center, 60 Camden Ave, 401.680.7358
- Davey Lopes Recreation Center, 227 Dudley St, 401.680.7350
- Zuccolo Recreation Center, 18 Gesler St, 401.680.7366
- Joslin Recreation Center, 17 Hyatt St, 401.680.7354
- Neutaconkanut Recreation Center, 675 Plainfield St, 401.680.7356
- West End Recreation Center, 109 Bucklin St, 401.680.7364
- Sackett Recreation Center, 159 Sackett St, 401.680.7360
- Robert F. Kennedy Recreation Center, 195 Nelson St, 401.680.7300
The following Income Eligibility Guidelines for free and reduced price meals are effective:
July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018
Free Meals Reduced Price Meals
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USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.