Free Lunch + Play

Free Lunch + Play is offering free meals and grab ‘n’ go activities for kids at 26 locations this summer! All are welcome - Let’s play six feet away!

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

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57% of young Portlanders qualify for free or reduced-price lunch during the school year. Without school lunches, summer becomes the time when nearly 50,000 Portland children face hunger daily. The Free Lunch + Play program supports families by offering nutritious meals and recreational activities during the summer recess.

Working alongside community partners, Meals on Wheels People, Portland Public Schools, David Douglas, Reynolds, Parkrose, and Centennial School Districts, PP&R coordinates the Free Lunch + Play program to ensure that it meets the changing needs in our community. PP&R and its partners are constantly innovating. Our Mobile Lunch + Play program brings recreation to children at apartment complexes in neighborhoods where parks and playgrounds don’t exist.

Producing these special events is possible with the help of lasting partnerships with neighborhood associations and community members like you!

Interested in becoming a neighborhood sponsor?
Jamison Holtz, Program Specialist
503-964-1240   |   jamison.holtz@portlandoregon.gov


Help Support Lunch + Play

The last few weeks have been unprecedented for all of us as we experience the COVID-19 global health crisis. In these circumstances, with all communities impacted, Portland Parks & Recreation must focus on the highest needs of the people we serve.

Unfortunately, Portland Parks & Recreation’s (PP&R) Summer Free For All program will not be able to host Concerts in the Park, including Washington Park Summer Festival, Movies in the Park, and Portland World Soccer Tournament in 2020. This decision will ensure our summer programming can follow the guidance of public health professionals and protect the people we serve, our partners, and our staff.

Portland Parks & Recreation will still serve our community this summer, just in a scaled and prioritized way. During this public health crisis, access to nutritious food has proven to be one of the highest needs in our community. PP&R will play an important role in keeping kids healthy this summer by moving forward with the Lunch + Play program. Youth will be able to count on FREE lunches and safe outdoor recreation—citywide—from June through August. We are ready to mobilize and focus our work to meet these needs.

If you would like to support this effort, please pledge below.

Support Free Lunch + Play

Questions about the program?
Kawana Bullock Clayton, Summer Free For All Program Coordinator
971-235-8671   |   k.bullockclayton@portlandoregon.gov


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