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Bowser Administration Offering Free Afterschool Meals at DPR Facilities

Thursday, November 18, 2021



(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, the Bowser Administration and the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced the launch of the DPR Afterschool Meals program, offering supper at no cost for children 18 years of age and younger. Service has already begun at 13 locations, with another six locations to begin service on Friday, November 19, 2021.

Meals are available Monday through Friday from 4 - 5 p.m. at most sites, where DPR afterschool programs are available.  No application or ID is required. Meals are provided in coordination with the Office of the State Superintendent of Education as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program.

"Access to healthy food is essential for children to learn sound eating habits and grow up strong," said DPR Director Delano Hunter. "I am proud that, under Mayor Bowser's leadership, DPR is able to host these meal sites and feed some of the District’s most important residents."


Participating Sites for DPR Afterschool Meals:

·              Arthur Capper Recreation Center, 1000 5th Street SE*

·              Barry Farm Recreation Center, 1230 Sumner Road SE

·              Benning Stoddert Recreation Center, 100 Stoddert Place SE

·              Columbia Heights Recreation Center, 1480 Girard Street NW*

·              Deanwood Recreation Center, 1350 49th Street NE

·              Edgewood Recreation Center, 301 Franklin Street NE

·              Emery Heights Recreation Center, 5701 Georgia Avenue NW

·              Fort Davis Recreation Center, 1400 41st Street SE

·              Fort Stanton Recreation Center, 1812 Erie Street SE

·              Hillcrest Recreation Center, 3100 Denver Street SE

·              Kenilworth Recreation Center, 4321 Ord Street NE

·              King Greenleaf Recreation Center, 201 N Street SW

·              Marvin Gaye Recreation Center, 15 61st Street NE

·              Raymond Recreation Center, 3725 10th Street NW

·              Rosedale Recreation Center, 1701 Gales Street NE*

·              Southeast Tennis and Learning Center, 701 Mississippi Avenue SE* **

·              Trinidad Recreation Center, 1310 Childress Street NE*

·              Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, 1100 Michigan Avenue NE

·              Woody Ward Recreation Center, 5100 Southern Avenue SE*


*Meal service begins on Friday, November 19, 2021

**Southeast Tennis & Learning Center site operates from 4 - 5:15 pm


For more information, visit dpr.dc.gov/afterschoolmeals.




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