Press Release: City of East Providence summer food program feeds kids for free



May 31, 2023                                                                         


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City of East Providence summer food program feeds kids for free


EAST PROVIDENCE, RI  – With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. East Providence Recreation provides free meals to children during the summer.

            This summer, meals will be served at

George Lima Park  

Monday – Friday, June 26 – August 4, (no meals on July 4) at 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM,

Onna Moniz-John Park  

June 26 - August 25, (no meals on July 4 and August 14), 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Pierce Field playground

June 26 - August 25, (no meals on July 4 and August 14), 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. There are no income requirements or registration. Any child under age 18 may come to eat. For more information, contact East Providence Recreation at 401-435-7511.

            You can come to the Summer Meals Kick Off Celebration to learn more about summer meals and for a day of fun with your family. The Summer Meals Kick Off Celebration will be on Saturday, June 24 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Pierce Field Playground, 201 Mercer St. in East Providence. There is no cost to attend. More information is available at 401-435-7511 /         

            Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations like East Providence Recreation to provide free meals to children when school is out for the summer. For more information about the national Summer Food Service Program, visit For more information on summer feeding sites near you including locations and serving times around the state, contact the United Way by dialing 211.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.


Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.


To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:


(1)        mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;


(2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; or


(3)        email:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Further, the Rhode Island Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, race, color, religion, national origin or disability.  To file a complaint of discrimination with the State of Rhode Island, write to the Rhode Island Department of Education, Director, Office of Equity and Access, 255 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903 or call (401) 222-8979.