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Free Meals for Kids and Teens: Summer Feeding Begins June 21st at Select Library Locations

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The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL), Charleston County School District (CCSD) and the Lowcountry Food Bank (LCFB) have teamed up provide free meals and snacks at several library branches and outreach stops. The Summer Feeding program begins on Monday, June 21st at select CCPL branches and Mobile Library stops. 

This program, which is in conjunction with CCSD’s Seamless Summer Feeding and LFB’s Summer Meals, provides free lunches or snacks to children and teens (ages 18 and younger) during the traditional summer vacation period.

Hot lunches are provided by the CCSD’s Nutrition Services Department for distribution at six CCPL branches Monday through Friday, and all meals meet federal meal pattern and nutritional requirements. Snacks are provided, courtesy of the LCFB, to three branches and three Mobile Library stops, while to LCFB also provides free lunch at the St. Paul’s Hollywood branch. There is no approval process required for participants to redeem free meals or snacks at the participating branches.

“Providing equitable access to vital resources is a key focus of CCPL, and we are thrilled to expand our Summer Feeding program to even more areas of the county through our Mobile Library,” said Devon Andrews, CCPL Associate Director, Community Engagement. “We are so grateful to our partners at CCSD Nutrition Services and Lowcountry Food Bank for making this program possible and helping us better serve the Charleston community.”

CCPL will serve hot lunches to children and teens age 18 and younger between June 21st and August 6th (unless otherwise noted) at six branch locations on Monday through Friday at the following times:

John’s Island Regional: 3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island
**Projected to BEGIN July 19 due to construction
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Otranto Regional: 2261 Otranto Road, Charleston
**Projected to BEGIN July 7 due to construction
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Dorchester Road Regional: 6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston
**Projected to END June 30 due to construction
11:10 – 11:25 a.m.

John L. Dart: 1067 King Street, Charleston
11:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Cooper River Memorial: 2036 Cherokee Street, Charleston
12 – 12:15 p.m.

Main Library: 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston
12 – 12:15 p.m.

Hearty snacks will be provided by the LFB between June 21 and Aug. 6 at the following locations, dates and times:  

McClellanville: 222 Baker Street, McClellanville
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 12 -1 p.m.
(On Tuesdays, breakfast will be served from 10 – 11 a.m. courtesy of CCSD)

Edisto: 1589 Highway 174, Edisto Island
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 2 – 3 p.m.

Baxter-Patrick James Island: 1858 Grimball Road, Charleston
Monday – Friday, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

CCPL’s Mobile Library: Various Stops 

Wadmalaw Community Center: 5605 Katy Hill Road, Wadmalaw Island
First and Third Thursdays of the Month, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Adams Run Wiltown Community Center: 5779 Parkers Ferry Road, Adams Run
First and Third Thursdays of the Month, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Awendaw Seewee Outpost: 4853 N. Highway 17, Awendaw
Second and Fourth Thursdays of the Month, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Cold lunch will be provided by the LFB between June 21 and Aug. 6 at the following locations, dates and times:  

St. Paul’s Hollywood: 5130 Highway 165, Hollywood
Monday – Friday, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Please note that there will be no Summer Feeding on July 5th. Dates, times, locations and availability are subject to change. Please call the branch or visit ccpl.org/summeronline for more details.

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