Summer Free for All - Free Lunch + Play

Staff and children making bubbles at Holly Farm Park
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2023 Free Lunch + Play Program

The 2023 Summer Free For All Free Lunch + Play program has ended. Portlanders played for days at our 24 Free Lunch + Play sites and five mobile sites across the City of Portland! We served over 50,000 meals to youth, employed over 90 staff, worked with four school district nutrition programs, and worked with over 20 program partners. Thanks for making it a fun, playful and memorable summer for all! For a recap, check out our SFFA 2023 program report.

Click on the video below to get a taste of summer 2023 Free Lunch + Play!

FL+P 2023 Photo Collage of staff and children

2023 Nutrition Programs

We'd like to thank our nutrition services partners including Portland Public Schools, Centennial School District, David Douglas School District, and Parkrose School District for providing lunches for over 50,000 youth this summer! 

2023 Program Partners

Thank you to our program partners who provided over 200+ hands-on, engaging enrichment activities for youth at Free Lunch + Play sites in the areas of literacy, food security, arts and culture, environmental stewardship, recreation, and education

Information on how to become a 2024 Summer Free For All Free Lunch + Play Program Partner will be available in January, 2024 or contact Jeremiah.Sazdanoff@portlandoreg… for more information. 

Special thanks to: 

Literacy: Multnomah County Library, Bookmobile Babe, Holgate Library, MCL Books 2U, and SMART Reading

Food Security: Oregon Food Bank, Portland Backpack, and Urban Gleaners

Arts & Culture: Multnomah Arts Center Arts in the Park, Independent Publishing Resource Center, Portland Opera, Triple Rainbow, Piano Push Play, and SoundsTruck NW

Environmental Stewardship: PP&R Environmental Education

Health & Recreation: Friends of Baseball, Shriners Children's Hospital, Portland Free Play, and Rose City Rollers

Education: Portland Public Schools Head Start and Portland General Electric

Mobile Free Lunch + Play: Eastgate Station, Vine Maple Apartments, Arbor Glen Apartments, Bellrose Station and Mill Park Elementary School

Commonly Asked Questions

Question: When will the 2024 Free Lunch + Play schedule be available?

Answer: The 2024 Free Lunch + Play schedule will be available online in April and in print in May 2024. 

Question: Who do I contact to receive translated versions of the 2024 Summer Free For All Schedule?

Answer: The 2024 Free Lunch + Play schedule will be available online in April and in print in May. To be added to our distribution list for 2024, please email alicia.hammock@portlandoregon.g… and include what languages you are interested in and if you'd like a printed version or digital version. 

Question: How do I get a job with the Summer Free For All Free Lunch + Play program next summer?

Answer:  Summer employment opportunities is usually posted on the Portland Parks Employment page in February of each year - visit Employment Opportunities |


Alicia Hammock

Recreation Supervisor | Summer Free For All Supervisor

Jeremiah Sazdanoff

Summer Free For All Coordinator

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