Kids Get Free Saturday Lunch During Government Shutdown

Two Locations Added in Ward 8

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Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Friday that due to the hardship DC residents continue to face during the federal government shutdown, free lunch will be offered free to kids aged 18 and under. Lunch will be provided Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at ten DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) locations while the federal government is shutdown.

Kids should simply appear at the designated rec centers. No application or ID is required.

The effort is supported by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), and Child Care Resources, Inc.

Locations by Ward

Ward 1: Rita Bright Family and Youth Center (2500 14th St. NW)

Ward 4: Emery Heights Community Center (5701 Georgia Ave. NW)

Ward 5: Harry Thomas Recreation Center (1743 Lincoln Rd. NE)

Joseph H. Cole Recreation Center (1240 Morse St. NE)

Ward 6: King Greenleaf Recreation Center (201 N St. SW)

Ward 7: Benning Park Community Center (5100 Southern Ave. SE)

Benning Stoddert Recreation Center (100 Stoddart Place SE)

Hillcrest Recreation Center (3100 Denver St. SE)

Ward 8: Bald Eagle Recreation Center (185 Joliet St. SW)

Barry Farm Recreation Center (1230 Sumner Rd. SE)