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Free Summer Meals and Recreation Activities

Seattle, WA-This summer, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Human Services Department, and United Way of King County are partnering to host a drop-in summer program offering free meals and recreation activities. The meals and recreation program will run daily from July 12 to August 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday rain or shine at 11 park sites across Seattle. Opening day for meals only will start earlier on July 5 with lunch being offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and snack offered from 2 to 3 p.m.

A free lunch and snack will be offered to youth ages 1 to 18. Free recreation activities are open for kids and teens ages 5 to 18 and may include arts, crafts, board games, and organized recreational games.

No fee, sign-up, or proof of identity or legal status is required to receive summer meals.

Federal program rules have changed. This year, kids and teens need to be present to receive a meal and meals need to be eaten on-site. Parents and guardians are no longer able to pick up meals on behalf of their children.

Seattle Parks and Recreation is #ParkProud to help ensure that children have access to healthy meals during the week even when school is out, as well as to enriching activities and a safe space.

Additional Seattle Parks and Recreation Summer Meal Sites: Click here for information on our Summer of Safety program, which includes additional SPR locations serving summer meals at specific community centers.

See the United Way’s Summer Meals Site Finder for a full list of free summer meal locations across the region, or text FOOD to 304-304.

Free 2023 Summer Meals and Recreation Activities at Seattle park locations: