Several sites in Allentown offering free meals for children this summer | Lehigh Valley Regional News

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Several locations in Allentown are offering free meals to kids this summer as part of a federal program.

Several Allentown schools, hospitals and community organizations provide free summer meals to youth 18 and under through the Federal Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which ensures low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session, according to a city press release.

The locations of Allentown’s walk-in dining venues are below:

St. Luke’s University Health Network Sacred Heart Campus Cafeteria

Lehigh Valley Hospital at 17th St School of Nursing

Great Valley YMCA

The place of care

Central Primary School

Harrison Morton College

South Mountain High School

“Only about 10 percent of eligible children who receive meals during the school year receive summer meals,” said Tina Amato, nutrition and physical activity manager at the Allentown Health Unit. “We encourage families and children struggling with money and food insecurity to visit a food site near you for a free meal.”

In addition to host locations for free summer meals, the Allentown Playground Program offers meals provided by the Allentown School District. Children who sign up for the free Summer Playground program also receive meals.