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City’s Summer Meals Program Continues to Provide Meals to Albuquerque Children

Program continues with 140 lunch locations and 60 breakfast locations.

June 5, 2019

Today, Mayor Keller and the Department of Family and Community Services kicked off the Summer Meals Program, a popular program that runs from June 3, 2019 to August 2, 2019.The Department of Family and Community Services offers the Summer Meals Program for all children ages 1-18 at more than 140 locations throughout the city during the weekdays.

Starting at a community center in 1969, the City of Albuquerque began providing free lunches and has continued this effort since then. Today the Department of Family and Community Services continues to administer the annual USDA Certified program in City Parks, Apartment Complexes, Mobile Home Parks, Schools, Churches, YMCA’s, Playgrounds, Non-Profit Organizations, and City Community Centers.

“The meals program gives hungry children in Albuquerque access to at least one healthy meal a day while they are out of school for the summer,” stated Mayor Tim Keller. “Feeding hungry children is a vital and important component to the health and wellness of our youth and we are especially honored to have sponsored this program since its inception.”

A breakfast meal was introduced to the program in the early 1990’s. Today, more than 60 sites provide children with the most important meal of the day.

For a complete list of meal sites and to view the serving schedule, visit https://www.cabq.gov/family/community-centers/youth-food-service-program