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Free summer meals program for kids and teens begins this week

The Washington State Summer Food Service Program provides free breakfasts, lunches and snacks to all children and teens 18 or younger. The program is designed to help fill the gap for children who qualify for free or reduced-priced meals at school.

To find your closest meal site, you can search online, call the USDA Hotline at 1-866-348-6479, text “Food” to 877-877, email [email protected] or call the City of Seattle at 206-386-1140.

Here are the closest sites to Greenwood and Phinney Ridge:

  • Broadview-Thomson Elementary School, 13052 Greenwood Ave. N. Open June 29-Aug. 5, Monday-Friday; breakfast at 8:30-8:55 a.m., lunch at 12-12:25 p.m.
  • Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Ave. N. Open June 29 – Aug. 26, Monday-Friday. Lunch from 12-1 p.m., snack from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Green Lake Library, 7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N. Open June 27-Aug. 31; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; lunch from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Wallingford Boys & Girls Club, 1310 N. 45th Street. Open June 27-Aug. 26, Monday-Friday. Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.