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Free Meals Program

Free Meal Pickup at All Dayton Metro Libraries

hungerDayton Metro Library’s partnership with the Children’s Hunger Alliance continues, with free, shelf-stable meal pickup available at all Dayton Metro Library Branches. Each week, parents are invited to pick up five meals per child at the Branch Library nearest them. Pick up times are 4:30 - 5:30 pm at all locations. No registration is needed.

TUESDAYS, 4:30 - 5:30 pm

WEDNESDAYS, 4:30 - 5:30 pm

THURSDAYS, 4:30 - 5:30 pm

“The Library has had a unique opportunity to help meet an unexpectedly critical need in our communities, and that need continues as the school year begins,” said Mandie Burns, Dayton Metro Library's Youth Services Coordinator. “Whether children are in the classroom or at home, it's impossible for them to learn if they're hungry. We are pleased to continue our partnership with the Children’s Hunger Alliance, connecting our patrons with support they need.”

Over 10 weeks from June through August, more than 155,540 shelf-stable meals were distributed from Dayton Metro Libraries to 15,670 children. Individual volunteers and volunteer groups donated more than 700 hours of service to the Library for this program.

The Library is seeking additional volunteers to help pre-pack and serve meals this fall. To volunteer, please complete a volunteer application online here.

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