Arlington is home to phenomenal libraries that offer the public opportunities to learn and grow. Arlington libraries are not only feeding children’s minds, but they are once again teaming up with CitySquare to provide meals for our community’s youth.
The Arlington Public Library is known for its invaluable community support. This will be the Arlington Public Libraries fifth summer partnering with CitySquare Food on the Move, a federally funded nutrition program that meets the basic needs of children. Since 2015, the Arlington Public Library and CitySquare have served more than 18,000 meals to Arlington’s children.
“Modern libraries are community hubs,” says Stacy Garcia, Library Administrator for Programming and Community Engagement. “Especially at this time, it’s a priority for us to support Arlington’s children and families.”
From May 20 through August 5, people 18 and under can receive free breakfast and lunch to take home. Two days of meals are available on Mondays, and three days of meals are available on Wednesdays. These meals are free, and there are no income or identification requirements to participate. All children must be present to receive food.
This year, CitySquare will set up a drive-through at each location. Families can stay safely inside their cars to pick up food. Patrons may also choose to walk up for service. Please note that meals will not be available on Monday, May 25, due to all locations being closed in observance of Memorial Day. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Meals will be served outside the following locations:
• Downtown Library, from 10:30-11:45 a.m.
• East Arlington Branch, from 12:15-1:30 p.m.
• Southeast Branch, from 2:30-3:45 p.m.
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