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.
“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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 Apartments||June 21 – Aug 13||Mon-Fri||12pm-1pm||Lunch||11716 NE 49th St, Vancouver, WA 98682|
|Church at the Grove||June 21 – Aug 13||Mon-Th||11:30am-12:30pm||Lunch||6004 NE 72nd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98661|
|Covington Commons||June 21 – Aug 13||T,W,Th||11:30am-12pm||Lunch||9703 NE 73rd St, Vancouver, WA 98662|
|Crestline ES||June 21 – Aug 13||Mon-Fri||12pm-1pm||Lunch||13003 SE 7th St, Vancouver, WA 98683|
|Evergreen Park||June 21 – Aug 13||Mon-Fri||12pm-1pm||Lunch||3500 E 4th Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661|
|Fort Vancouver HS||June 21 – Aug 13||Mon-Fri||11am-11:30am||Lunch||5700 E 18th St, Vancouver, WA 98661|
|Fruit Valley ES||July 12 – 30||Mon-Fri||12pm – 12:30pm||Lunch||98680, 3410 NW Fruit Valley Rd, Vancouver, WA 98660|
|Hough ES||June 21 – Aug 13||Mon-Fri||12pm-1pm||Lunch||1900 Daniels St #2535, Vancouver, WA 98660|
|Leroy-Haagen Park||June 21 – Aug 13||Mon-Fri||12:15pm-1:00pm||Lunch||NE LeRoy Haagen Memorial Drive, Vancovuer, WA 98684|
|Olympic Park Apts||June 21 – Aug 13||Wed + Fri||11am-12pm||Lunch||10300 NE Stutz Rd, Vancouver, WA 98685|
|Orchards ES||July 12 – 30||Mon-Fri||12pm – 12:30pm||Lunch||11405 NE 69th St, Vancouver, WA 98662|
|Prairie View Apartments||June 21 – Aug 13||Mon-Fri||12pm-1pm||Lunch||12611 NE 99th St, Vancouver, WA 98682|
|Sarah J Elementary||June 21 – Aug 13||Mon-Fri||12pm-1pm||Lunch||2215 NE 104th St #5641, Vancouver, WA 98686|
|South Ridge Elementary||July 26 – Aug 6||Mon-Fri||12-12:30pm||Lunch||502 NW 199th St, Ridgefield, WA 98642|
|Springfield Meadows,||June 21 – Aug 13||Mon-Fri||12pm-1pm||Lunch||4317 NE 66th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98661|
|Vancouver Community Library (Downtown)||June 21 – Aug 13||Mon-Fri||12pm-1pm||Lunch||901 C St, Vancouver, WA 98660|
|Washougal Community Library||June 28 – Aug 13||Mon-Fri||11am-12pm||Lunch||1661 C St, Washougal, WA 98671|
|YMCA of Columbia-Willamette||June 21 – Aug 13||Mon-Fri||12pm-1pm||Lunch||11324 NE 51st Cir, Vancouver, WA 98682|
|Washougal Community Library||June 28 – Aug 13||Mon-Fri||11am-12pm||Lunch||1661 C St, Washougal, 98671|
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.