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.
Free Lunch + Play has concluded for the 2021 season.
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 2021 Program Partner Pledge Form and we will be in touch.
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