As school gets out, some kids start worrying about being hungry throughout the summer as they depend on the school lunch and breakfast programs for most of their meals.

This summer, 36 different locations around Grand Rapids will be providing free meals to kids up to 18 years old, according to MLive. They also say the GRPS program serves around 3,000 kids each summer.

MLive reports the meals are provided by The U.S. Department Of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program and served through the Grand Rapids Public Schools Nutritional Services.

While most of the free meal locations will open on June 10th, the Kroc Center, 2500 S Division Ave SE, will start serving meals June 4th and continue the Tuesday through Thursday lunch and afternoon snack service throughout the summer.

Here’s a list from MLive of the locations opening June 10th and running into August:

Monday, June 10 - August closures vary:

  • Camelot Woods, 2399 Charring Cross Dr. SE. Lunch and a snack are served June 10 through Aug. 8, Monday Tuesday and Thursday - 12 to 12:45 p.m. and 1 to 1:15 p.m.
  • Creston Plaza, 1080 Creston Dr. NE. Lunch and a snack are served June 10 through Aug. 8, Monday through Thursday - 11:30 a.m. to noon and 12:15 to 12:30 p.m.
  • Urban League, 745 Eastern Ave. SE. Breakfast and lunch are served June 10 through Aug. 9, Monday through Friday. Breakfast is served from 8 to 9 a.m. and lunch from 12 to 1 p.m.
  • Campau Commons Apartments, 821 Division Ave. SE. Lunch and a snack are served June10 through Aug. 9, Monday through Friday - 11:30 a.m. to noon and 12:15 to 12:30 p.m.
  • Cambridge Square Apartments, 1836 Mason St. NE. Lunch and a snack are served from June 10 through Aug. 8, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday - 12 to 1 p.m. and 1:15 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Boys and Girls Paul I. Phillips Club, 726 Madison Ave. SE. Lunch and a snack are served June 10 through Aug. 2, Monday through Friday - 12:15 to 1 p.m. and 3 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Boys and Girls Seidman Center, 139 Crofton St. Lunch and a snack are served June 10 through Aug. 2, Monday Through Friday - 12:15 to 1 p.m. and 3 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Boys and Girls Steil Center, 4235 Straight Ave. SE. Lunch and a snack are served June 10 through Aug. 2, Monday through Friday - 12:15 to 1 p.m. and 3 to 3:30 p.m.
  • United Methodist Community House, 904 Sheldon Ave. SE. Breakfast and lunch are served June 10 through Aug. 9, Monday through Friday - 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • The Pantry, 4150 Kalamazoo Ave. SE. Breakfast and lunch are served June 10 through Aug. 9, Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 8 to 9 a.m. and 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.
  • Grand Rapids University Preparatory Academy, 512 S. Division Ave. SE. Breakfast and lunch are served June 10 through July 18, Monday through Thursday - 7:30 to 8 a.m. and 12 to 1 p.m.
  • GRPS University, 1400 Fuller Ave. NE. Breakfast and lunch will be served June 10 through June 14, Monday through Friday - 8:30 to 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to noon.
  • Martin Luther King Park, 900 Fuller Ave. NE. Breakfast and lunch will be served from June 10 through Aug. 9, Monday through Friday - 10 to 10:30 a.m. and 12 to 1 p.m.
  • Walnut Grove Apartments, 875 Sheffield St. SW. Breakfast and lunch will be served from June 10 through Aug. 9, Monday through Friday - 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 12 to 1 p.m.
  • Park Place Apartments, 2932 Marshall Ave. SE. Breakfast and lunch will be served from June 10 to Aug. 9, Monday through Friday - 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 12 to 1 p.m.

 

 

The meals are free to anyone 18 and younger, all you have to do is show up during the meal time and you’ll receive a meal. Program officials say they know there’s a need for the meals and want to encourage more families who may need to, to take advantage of the program, according to MLive.

For a complete list including the other locations which vary in dates they’re operating, go HERE to the MLive story.