Boys and Girls Clubs kick off Summer Meal Program

Children enjoy grilled hot dogs during the Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne's Summer Meal Program kick-off celebration on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne kicked off its Summer Meal Program with a family fun barbecue celebration.

The kick-off barbecue was held at the Fairfield Boys & Girls Club at 2609 Fairfield Ave. on Wednesday. It included games, races, prizes, music and food, CW Fort Wayne super heroes visited, and vehicles from the Fort Wayne Fire Department and Fort Wayne Police Department were on display.

A Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne worker grills hot dogs during a Summer Meal Program kick-off celebration on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne’s Summer Meal Program provides free, nutritious meals to children throughout the summer at 11 sites around the city. The organization is an Indiana Department of Education sponsor for the Summer Food Service Program for Children.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne expects to prepare more than 850 meals each day this summer. The organization said distribution sites are located primarily in low income areas and government subsidized housing and Fort Wayne Housing Authority Hud apartments, to reach the families that most need food services.

Free lunch for children 18 years or under will be available from June 5 through August 12, Monday through Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at the following sites:

  • Astoria Apartments, 2754 E Paulding Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46816
  • Baldwin Creek Apartments, 2020 Hobson Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46805
  • Black Bear Creek, 1604 Reed Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46815
  • Bridge of Grace, 5100 Gaywood Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46806
  • Brookmill Boys & Girls Club, 2857 Millbrook Drive, Fort Wayne IN, 46802
  • Coliseum Apartments, 1035 Ridgewood Dr. Fort Wayne IN, 46805
  • McCormick Apartments, 3005 McCormick Place, Fort Wayne, IN 46803
  • Richfield Apartments, 4737 Heatherwind Drive. Fort Wayne, IN 46815
  • River Cover Apartments, 2430 River Cove Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
  • Villa Capri Apartments, 2015 Fox Point Trail. Fort Wayne, IN 46816

The Fairfield Boys and Girls Club, 2609 Fairfield Ave., will also serve meals to children 18 years of age or younger during these hours:
Breakfast: Monday through Friday from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Lunch: Monday through Friday from noon to 1 p.m.