Summer Free for All - Free Lunch + Play

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Free Lunch + Play staff members wearing masks and ready to hand out free meals and grab 'n' go activity kits to youth.
Free Lunch + Play is a critical part of PP&R's Summer Free for All program - offering free meals and activities for kids from June 21 through August 19, 2022 and at parks in East Portland Parks from June 27 through August 26, 2022.
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Free Lunch + Play supports families by offering nutritious meals and recreational activities during the summer recess.

Working alongside school districts, community partners, arts organizations, and hunger relief groups, PP&R coordinates Free Lunch + Play to ensure that it meets the needs in our community. During the school year, 57% of young Portlanders qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Without school lunches, summer becomes the time when nearly 50,000 Portland children face hunger daily. Free Lunch + Play offers accessible meal service and engaging activities at multiple parks throughout the city. In addition, Mobile Free Lunch + Play allows us to expand our program directly to children and families at apartment complexes and parks in even more neighborhoods.


2022 Free Lunch + Play Schedule

The SFFA Free Lunch + Play program is a drop-in program and will be held from 11:00am-3:00pm Monday thru Friday with on-site staff serving free lunch, games, play, and activities to youth and the community. Program dates and meal service times are listed below and a pdf version is available below. Translated pdf digital version of the schedule will be added to this page the week of June 6th.

ParkAddressProgram DatesMeal Service Time
Columbia ParkN. Woolsey Avenue and N Winchell StreetJune 21-August 1912:30-1:30pm
Irving Park875 NE Fremont StreetJune 21-August 1912:00-1:00pm
Kenton ParkN. Delaware Avenue and N. KilpatrickJune 21-August 1912:00-1:30pm
McCoy ParkN. Newman Avenue and N. Newark StreetJune 21-August 1912:00-1:30pm
Peninsula Park700 N. Rosa Parks WayJune 21-August 1912:00-1:30pm
St. Johns Park8427 N. Central StreetJune 21-August 1912:30-1:30pm
Alberta ParkNE 19th Avenue and NE Jarrett StreetJune 21-August 1912:00-1:00pm
Cully Park5810 NE 72nd AvenueJune 21-August 1912:00-1:00pm
K'hunamokwst Park5200 NE Alberta StreetJune 21-August 1912:30-1:30pm
Montavilla ParkNE 82nd Avenue and Glisan StreetJune 21-August 1912:00-1:30pm
Gateway Discovery Park10520 NE Halsey StreetJune 27-August 2611:00-12:00pm
Lents ParkSE 92nd Avenue and SE Steele StreetJune 21-August 1912:00-1:30pm
Lincoln ParkSE 135th and Mill StreetJune 27-August 2612:30-1:00pm
Luuwit View ParkNE 127th and Fremont StreetJune 27-August 2612:30-1:30pm
Raymond ParkSE 118th Avenue and SE Liebe StreetJune 27-August 2612:00-12:30pm
Ventura Park460 SE 113th AvenueJune 27-August 2612:00-12:30pm
Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park1599 SE 167th AvenueJune 27-August 2612:30-1:30pm
Wilkes ParkNE 154th Avenue and NE Beech StreetJune 27 - August 2612:00-1:00pm
Essex ParkSE 76th Avenue and Center StreetJune 27-August 2612:30-1:30pm
Harrison ParkSE 84th Avenue and Harrison StreetJune 27-August 2612:30-1:30pm
Mt. Scott ParkSE 72nd Avenue and SE Ramona StreetJune 21-August 1912:00-1:30pm
Holly Farm Park10819 SW Capital HighwayJune 21-August 1912:00-1:00pm
Stephens Creek Crossing Apartments6715-6861 SW 26th AvenueJune 21-August 1912:30-1:30pm
Mobile  Free Lunch +Play AddressProgram DatesDays of WeekMeal Service TimeProgram Hours
East Holladay Park12999 NE Holladay StreetJune 27-August 26Mon, Wed11:30am-12:30pm10:00am-1:00pm
Harney ParkSE 67th Avenue and Harney StreetJune 27-August 26Tues, Wed, ThursT/Th: 11:30am-12:30pm; Wed: 2:30-2:30pmT/Th: 10:00am-1:00pm; Wed: 2:00-5:00pm 
Mill ParkSE 117th Avenue and Mill CourtJune 27-August 26Tues, Thurs, Fri11:30am-12:30pm10:00am-1:00pm
Bloomington ParkSE Steele St and SE 100th AvenueJune 27-August 26Mon, Wed11:30am-12:30pm10:00am-1:00pm
Arbor Glen Apartments2609 SE 145th AvenueJune 27-August 26Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri2:30-3:30pm2:00-5:00pm
Bellrose Station Apartments7901 SE 92nd AvenueJune 27-August 26Tues, Thurs, FriT/Th: 2:20-3:30pm; Fri: 11:30-12:30pmT/Th: 2:00-5:00pm;  Fri: 10:00am-1:00pm
Eastgate Station Apartments100 NE 120th AvenueJune 27-August 26Mon, Wed, Fri2:30-3:30pm2:00-5:00pm

Find additional meal locations

  • Call 211 and an operator can help find a free meal site in your area.
  • Text “Food” or “Comida” to 304-304. You will be prompted to enter an address and will be texted back a list of sites near you.

Program Partners

The success of this program depends on lasting partnerships with a wide variety of community groups. For summer 2022, Free Lunch + Play is partners with the following groups to provide additional activities at Free Lunch + Play sites

Nutrition Partners:

  • Centennial School District
  • David Douglas School District
  • Parkrose School District
  • Portland Public School District

Program Partners:

  • The Bookmobile Babe
  • Care Oregon
  • Community Music Center
  • PP&R Environmental Education
  • Friends of Baseball
  • Independent Publishing Resource Center
  • Multnomah Arts Center
  • Multnomah County Library Books 2 U
  • Multnomah County Holgate Library
  • Multnomah County North Portland Library
  • One World Chorus
  • Oregon Food Bank
  • PPS Head Start
  • Portland Backpack
  • Portland Free Play
  • Portland Opera
  • Rose City Rollers
  • Talk About Trees
  • Urban Gleaners

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

Contact

Alicia Hammock

Recreation Supervisor | Summer Free For All Supervisor

Jeremiah Sazdanoff

Summer Free For All Coordinator

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