Nutrition & Healthy Living

Nutrition & Wellness Programs

Food is essential to well-being and it is important that everyone has access to food that is fresh and nutritious. The agency is striving to meet this goal through our Nutrition & Wellness Programs.

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Summer Meals

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)

Locations:

Monday-Friday:

  • 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
Thursday:
  • Green Square Park- 400 4th Ave SE (June 20-August 1) (12:00pm-12:30pm)
Saturday:
  • 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

Sharing Local Foods

Horizons' Sharing Local Foods program promotes using local food/farmers and providing nutritious, fresh produce for all. Not only does fresh taste better, it is also more nutritious and better for the environment. The produce shared is donated by organizations and individual members of our community. The produce is free for clients and volunteers or is utilized in Meals on Wheels meals. 

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Sharing Tables 

Sharing Tables are located at the main Horizons building, and at Oakhill Jackson Church and SE Linn Community Center during congregate meals. Attendees can help themselves to donated foods, including bakery items and fresh produce when available.