Columbus community centers offer free meals for kids during summer break

Rebekah Webb, left, shares a family-style meal with Zoe Turner during lunch with other five-year-olds at the Olathe Family YMCA in Olathe, Kan., Wednesday, June 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Community centers around Columbus will offer free meals for children who are out of school for the summer.

The free meals are part of the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program.

According to the city, more than 630,000 meals were served at over 230 locations in the Columbus area last summer.

Meals will be available for anyone between the ages of one and 18. Meals will also be available for anyone between 18 and 21 who are mentally or physically disabled and involved in an independent educational program.

The feeding sites are run in locations such as school, rec centers, YMCA, Boys & Girls clubs and libraries.

For more information on locating a feeding center, text “FOOD” to 877-877 or tap here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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