April 12, 2024

Students can get free lunch meals from the city parks and recreation this summer

No child should go hungry this summer beginning June 1st. San Antonio Parks and Recreation will be sponsoring a summer nutrition program that is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture open to all residents in San Antonio.

Children between the ages of one through 18 can get a free “Grab and Go” meal from your nearest community site at 26 locations city-wide. The meals being served are similar of those lunches they get during the school year.

“We’re excited to launch the 2020 Summer Food Program at our community centers. While Parks and Recreation has provided summer meals to children for many years during our summer camp program and at swimming pools, in this COVID-19 environment, we are modifying distribution of meals to “Grab and Go” drive-thru style pick up to ensure the safety of families and our employees, ” said Homer Garcia III, Director of Parks and Recreation.

For parents / guardians picking up meals without their children must show one of the following documents:

  • Individuals student report card
  • Birth certificate for child not in school
  • Student I.D. card

There is a limit of no more than 1 lunch meal and 1 snack meal per child per day, according to the website.

Find a list of locations, addresses and times from the city’s website.