Share Summer Meals program to provide free lunch to all children and teens ages 18 and under

Program will operate June 21 to August 13 providing free grab-n-go meals

VANCOUVER – Share’s Summer Meals program will operate June 21 to August 13 providing free grab-n-go meals to all children and teens 18 and under. Children must be present to receive a meal.

Share’s Summer Meals program will operate June 21 to August 13 providing free grab-n-go meals to all children and teens 18 and under. Children must be present to receive a meal. Photo courtesy of Share
Share’s Summer Meals program will operate June 21 to August 13 providing free grab-n-go meals to all children and teens 18 and under. Children must be present to receive a meal. Photo courtesy of Share

“Food is incredibly important for a developing child or teen and yet over 20,000 children in Clark County are considered food insecure, meaning they do not know when or where their next meal is coming,” said Becci Read-Ryan, hunger and nutrition programs manager. “Share has partnered with Evergreen Public Schools, Vancouver Public Schools, as well as multiple faith-based communities and local apartment complexes. We are extremely grateful for their participation and commitment to helping feed children in our community.”

All meals sites, including dates and time during which meals will be served, can be viewed at sharevancouver.org/summer-meals-program; program information is also available in Spanish. Please note that no meals will be provided at any site location on July 5, in recognition of the national July 4 holiday.

Share needs volunteers to prepare and deliver meals. For more information or to sign up for a volunteer shift, visit sharevancouver.org/volunteer/summer-meals-program-volunteer/ or contact Molly Evjen at mevjen@sharevancouver.org. Volunteers must be 12 years or older to volunteer in a commercial kitchen and volunteers under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Summer Meals is a federally funded, state-administered program that reimburses providers who serve free healthy meals to children and teens when school is not in session. No paperwork is required to receive meals and Share does not collect personal information. Share is an equal opportunity provider.

For more information on the Summer Meals program, contact Read-Ryan at bread-ryan@sharevancouver.org or (360) 553-8064.

Below is a list of program locations, dates, times and addresses.

Locations Dates Days of Service Meal Service Time Meal(s) Provided Address 
Alder Creek ApartmentsJune 21 – Aug 13Mon-Fri12pm-1pmLunch 11716 NE 49th St, Vancouver, WA 98682
Church at the GroveJune 21 – Aug 13Mon-Th11:30am-12:30pmLunch 6004 NE 72nd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98661 
Covington CommonsJune 21 – Aug 13T,W,Th11:30am-12pmLunch 9703 NE 73rd St, Vancouver, WA 98662 
Crestline ESJune 21 – Aug 13Mon-Fri12pm-1pmLunch 13003 SE 7th St, Vancouver, WA 98683
Evergreen ParkJune 21 – Aug 13Mon-Fri12pm-1pmLunch 3500 E 4th Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661 
Fort Vancouver HSJune 21 – Aug 13Mon-Fri11am-11:30amLunch 5700 E 18th St, Vancouver, WA 98661 
Fruit Valley ESJuly 12  – 30Mon-Fri12pm – 12:30pmLunch 98680, 3410 NW Fruit Valley Rd, Vancouver, WA 98660 
Hough ESJune 21 – Aug 13Mon-Fri12pm-1pmLunch 1900 Daniels St #2535, Vancouver, WA 98660
Leroy-Haagen ParkJune 21 – Aug 13Mon-Fri12:15pm-1:00pmLunch NE LeRoy Haagen Memorial Drive, Vancovuer, WA 98684 
Olympic Park AptsJune 21 – Aug 13Wed + Fri11am-12pmLunch 10300 NE Stutz Rd, Vancouver, WA 98685
Orchards ESJuly 12  – 30Mon-Fri12pm – 12:30pmLunch 11405 NE 69th St, Vancouver, WA 98662 
Prairie View ApartmentsJune 21 – Aug 13Mon-Fri12pm-1pmLunch 12611 NE 99th St, Vancouver, WA 98682 
Sarah J ElementaryJune 21 – Aug 13Mon-Fri12pm-1pmLunch 2215 NE 104th St #5641, Vancouver, WA 98686 
South Ridge ElementaryJuly 26 – Aug 6Mon-Fri12-12:30pmLunch 502 NW 199th St, Ridgefield, WA 98642
Springfield Meadows,June 21 – Aug 13Mon-Fri12pm-1pmLunch 4317 NE 66th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98661 
Vancouver Community Library (Downtown)June 21 – Aug 13Mon-Fri12pm-1pmLunch 901 C St, Vancouver, WA 98660 
Washougal Community LibraryJune 28 – Aug 13Mon-Fri11am-12pmLunch 1661 C St, Washougal, WA 98671
YMCA of Columbia-WillametteJune 21 – Aug 13Mon-Fri12pm-1pmLunch 11324 NE 51st Cir, Vancouver, WA 98682 
Washougal Community LibraryJune 28 – Aug 13Mon-Fri11am-12pmLunch1661 C St, Washougal, 98671

About Share

Founded in 1979, Share’s mission is: 

Share believes every person counts. Together we pursue a stronger community by building relationships, advocating for equitable access to housing and food stability while empowering every individual to grow and thrive.

Share operates four shelters for those experiencing homelessness, an Affordable Housing and Stability program, Lincoln Place (a 30-unit Housing First model apartment complex), a street outreach program, a Housing & Essential Needs (HEN) program, Rent Well (a tenant education program), and Hot Meals, a daily meal program (breakfast, lunch and dinner) which is free and open to the community. 

Share also operates a Summer Meals program that provides free meals to children 18 and under, and a Backpack program in partnership with 94 local schools to provide weekly food bags to 650-plus children and their families, as well as to distribute 500 weekly pantry boxes and operate 12 fresh food pantries. 

For more information, visit sharevancouver.org or facebook.com/ShareVancouver.

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