Most of Dallas’ libraries are providing free lunches this summer to children from low-income families through a partnership with the nonprofit hunger organization Equal Heart.
The program fed 942 kids in the first week and hopes to stretch that number to 1,500 once summer reading programs begin, said Keven Vicknair, executive director of Equal Heart.
“The food is causing more people to come into the library,” Vicknair said. “It isn’t just about feeding kids, it’s also about engaging them.”
Summer lunches and snacks will be offered at the following libraries:
- Arcadia Park: Monday-Friday, 12:15 p.m.
- Audelia Road: Monday-Friday, 1 p.m.
- Bachman Lake: Monday-Friday, 12:30 p.m.
- Dallas West: Monday-Friday, noon
- Fretz Park: Tuesday-Friday, 12:15 p.m.
- Grauwyler Park: Tuesday-Friday, 4 p.m.
- Hampton-Illinois: Monday-Friday, 1 p.m.
- Highland Hills: Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.
- Kleberg-Rylie: Tuesday-Friday, noon
- Lochwood: Tuesday-Friday, noon
- Martin Luther King: Tuesday-Friday, 3 p.m.
- North Oak Cliff: Monday-Friday, 12:30 p.m.
- Park Forest: Tuesday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.
- Paul Laurence Dunbar Lancaster-Kiest: Monday-Friday, noon
- Pleasant Grove: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.
- Polk-Wisdom: Tuesday-Thursday, noon
- Prairie Creek: Tuesday-Friday, 3:30 p.m.
- Skyline: Tuesday-Friday, noon
- Timberglen: Tuesday-Friday, noon
- White Rock Hills: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.