Summer Lunch

When school is out for the summer, free healthy lunches are in!

Community partnerships allow children, 18 years of age and younger, to find a free, nutritious lunch and an educational program on weekdays this summer at various locations throughout Columbia. 

Lunch in the Park at Douglass Park – Public Health and Human Services Department

Monday – Friday
June 3 to Aug. 2, 2019 (except July 4)

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Douglass Park Main Shelter, 400 N Providence Rd.

Lunch in the Park July 2019 Program Calendar

Lunch in the Park August 2019 Program Calendar

We are providing free, nutritional lunches to children 18 years of age or younger through our Lunch in the Park Program at Douglass Park (also indicated in red on the map). The USDA-funded program, an extension of the school free and reduced lunch program, provides complete, wholesome meals, prepared by Columbia Public Schools. The meals are served by volunteers coordinated by Voluntary Action Center

Persons interested in volunteering with Lunch in the Park should contact VAC at (573) 874-2273.

For Large Groups Planning to Attend Lunch in the Park: If you are planning to bring a large group to Lunch in the Park, please call the day before to (573) 874-7384, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., so we can make sure we have enough meals prepared for your group when you arrive the next day. 

The USDA-funded program, an extension of the school free and reduced lunch program, provides complete, wholesome meals, prepared by Columbia Public Schools. The meals are served by volunteers coordinated by The Food Bank. 

Free, Healthy Lunch! Weekdays Sign