Youth Meals

Summer Meals

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Each year nearly 13,000 area students receive free and reduced meals at school. These children often go without 3 full meals a day during the summer.  The Summer Food Service Program, or Summer Meals, provides free meals to any child 18 or younger at ten area locations. Summer Meals Volunteers pick up meals from Horizons, deliver to a site, and distribute the meals to the children, making sure the site operates in accordance with USDA guidance and requirements.

Kids 18 and Under can receive free meals at the following sites from June 10-August 23 (Unless otherwise noted)



  • Cedar Valley Town-homes, 3000 J St SW (June 17-August 22)
  • Five Seasons Mobile Homes, 3421 Blairs Ferry Rd NE (west of Walmart)
  • Hiawatha Public Library, 150 W Willman St in Hiawatha
  • Kirkwood Estates, 615 Miller Ave Dr SW (near US-30 and Kirkwood Blvd)
  • Marion Public Library, 1095 Sixth Ave in Marion
  • McKinley Middle School, 620 10th St SE *
  • Oakhill Jackson, 1202 10th St SE (July 8-August 9)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday:
  • Iowa City Senior Center, 28 S Linn St, Iowa City
  • Green Square Park- 400 4th Ave SE (June 20-August 1) (12:00pm-12:30pm)
  • Hoover Elementary, 4141 Johnson Ave NW (June 22-August 10)

*Serving at these sites begins at 12:30pm. All other sites are 11:30am.

If you are interested in volunteering at these sites, please click here: Volunteer Here