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 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 daily 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.
|Park||Address||Program Dates||Meal Service Time|
|Columbia Park||N. Woolsey Avenue and N Winchell Street||June 21-August 19||12:30-1:30pm|
|Irving Park||875 NE Fremont Street||June 21-August 19||12:00-1:00pm|
|Kenton Park||N. Delaware Avenue and N. Kilpatrick||June 21-August 19||12:00-1:30pm|
|McCoy Park||N. Newman Avenue and N. Newark Street||June 21-August 19||12:00-1:30pm|
|Peninsula Park||700 N. Rosa Parks Way||June 21-August 19||12:00-1:30pm|
|St. Johns Park||8427 N. Central Street||June 21-August 19||12:30-1:30pm|
|Alberta Park||NE 19th Avenue and NE Jarrett Street||June 21-August 19||12:00-1:00pm|
|Cully Park||5810 NE 72nd Avenue||June 21-August 19||12:00-1:00pm|
|K'hunamokwst Park||5200 NE Alberta Street||June 21-August 19||12:30-1:30pm|
|Montavilla Park||NE 82nd Avenue and Glisan Street||June 21-August 19||12:00-1:00pm|
|Gateway Discovery Park||10520 NE Halsey Street||June 27-August 26||11:00-12:00pm|
|Lents Park||SE 92nd Avenue and SE Steele Street||June 21-August 19||12:00-1:30pm|
|Lincoln Park||SE 135th and Mill Street||June 27-August 26||12:30-1:00pm|
|Luuwit View Park||NE 127th and Fremont Street||June 27-August 26||12:30-1:30pm|
|Raymond Park||SE 118th Avenue and SE Liebe Street||June 27-August 26||12:00-12:30pm|
|Ventura Park||460 SE 113th Avenue||June 27-August 26||12:00-12:30pm|
|Verdell B. Rutherford Park||1599 SE 167th Avenue||June 27-August 26||12:30-1:30pm|
|Wilkes Park||NE 154th Avenue and NE Beech Street||June 27 - August 26||12:00-1:00pm|
|Essex Park||SE 76th Avenue and Center Street||June 27-August 26||12:30-1:30pm|
|Harrison Park||SE 84th Avenue and Harrison Street||June 27-August 26||12:30-1:30pm|
|Mt. Scott Park||SE 72nd Avenue and SE Ramona Street||June 21-August 19||12:00-1:30pm|
|Holly Farm Park||10819 SW Capital Highway||June 21-August 19||12:00-1:00pm|
|Stephens Creek Crossing Apartments||6715-6861 SW 26th Avenue||June 21-August 19||12:30-1:30pm|
|Mobile +Play||Address||Program Dates||Days of Week||Meal Service Time||Program Hours|
|East Holladay Park||12999 NE Holladay Street||June 27-August 26||Mon, Wed||11:30am-12:30pm||10:00am-1:00pm|
|Harney Park||SE 67th Avenue and Harney Street||June 27-August 26||Tues, Wed, Thurs||T/Th: 11:30am-12:30pm; Wed: 2:30-2:30pm||T/Th: 10:00am-1:00pm; Wed: 2:00-5:00pm|
|Mill Park||SE 117th Avenue and Mill Court||June 27-August 26||Tues, Thurs, Fri||11:30am-12:30pm||10:00am-1:00pm|
|Bloomington Park||SE Steele St and SE 100th Avenue||June 27-August 26||Mon, Wed||11:30am-12:30pm||10:00am-1:00pm|
|Arbor Glen Apartments||2609 SE 145th Avenue||June 27-August 26||Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri||2:30-3:30pm||2:00-5:00pm|
|Bellrose Station Apartments||7901 SE 92nd Avenue||June 27-August 26||Tues, Thurs, Fri||T/Th: 2:20-3:30pm; Fri: 11:30-12:30pm||T/Th: 2:00-5:00pm; Fri: 10:00am-1:00pm|
|Eastgate Station Apartments||100 NE 120th Avenue||June 27-August 26||Mon, Wed, Fri||2:30-3:30pm||2:00-5:00pm|
Find additional meal locations
- Call 211 and an operator can help find a free meal site in your area.
- Text “Food” or “Comida” to 877-877. You will be prompted to enter an address and will be texted back a list of sites near you.
The success of this program depends on lasting partnerships with a wide variety of community groups. Whether your group is focused on lunch or play, we would love to see how we can work together. If you’re interested, complete the 2022 Program Partner Pledge Form and we will be in touch.
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