Children’s Summer Meals Available In Pottstown

HARRISBURG PA – Free meals for children on school vacation, who meet state or federal eligibility guidelines, are expected to begin as early as Monday (June 17, 2019) at three of nine locations in western Montgomery County, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Six others will get under way on dates ranging from June 24 (Monday) to July 8 (Monday), it added.

The state administers its Summer Food Service Program on behalf of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). It’s intended to assist families whose children are eligible for free or reduced price school meals. The western MontCo sites are voluntarily sponsored by non-profit organizations: six will operate in Pottstown, and one each in Sanatoga, Collegeville, and East Greenville, the USDA said.

Meals are available to all children age 18 or younger who meet specific financial criteria and come to approved or eligible sites; at camps, only those children who are eligible for free and reduced price meals; and people older than age 18 who are enrolled in school programs for persons with disabilities. For more information on guidelines and obtaining free meals, call the state toll-free to 1-866-3-HUNGRY.

According to the USDA, the local sites include:

In Pottstown

  • Mount Olive Pentacostal Church, 381 Beech St., Pottstown PA 19464, serving Mondays through Fridays from July 1 to Aug. 16 with lunch (11-11:45 a.m.) and snacks (2:45-3 p.m.), sponsored by Women On The Move Ministries Inc., call 484 300-9244;
  • Chestnut Street Park, 114 N. Washington St., Pottstown PA 19464, serving lunch only Mondays through Fridays from June 24 to Aug. 16, noon to 1 p.m., sponsored by Women On The Move Ministries Inc., call 484-300-9244;
  • Restoration Deliverance Life Center, 232 E. High Street, Pottstown PA 19464, serving Mondays through Saturdays from June 17 to Aug. 23 with breakfast (9 a.m. to 11 a.m.) and lunch (noon to 2 p.m.) daily, sponsored by Restoration Deliverance Life Center, call 484-302-9775;
  • Women On The Move Ministries, 631 Chestnut St., Pottstown PA 19464, serving Mondays through Fridays from June 17 to Aug. 22 with breakfast (7:15-8:15 a.m.) and lunch (noon to 1 p.m.) daily, sponsored by Women On The Move Ministries Inc., call 484-300-9244;
  • Pottstown Memorial Park, 75 W. King St., Pottstown PA 19464, serving lunch only Mondays through Fridays from June 24 to Aug. 16, 1-2 p.m. daily, sponsored by Women On The Move Ministries Inc., call 484-300-9244;
  • Bright Hope Community, 467 W. King St. Pottstown PA 19464, serving lunch only Mondays through Fridays from June 24 to Aug. 16, Noon to 1 p.m. daily, sponsored by Women On The Move Ministries Inc., call 484-300-9244;

In Sanatoga

  • Rolling Hills Apartments, 2120 Buchert Rd., Unit 235, Sanatoga PA 19464, serving Mondays through Fridays from July 8 to Aug. 22 with breakfast (8-9 a.m.) and lunch (noon to 1 p.m.) daily, sponsored by Women On The Move Ministries Inc., call 484-300-9244;

In Collegeville

  • Gan Israel Day Camp, 4102 Township Line Rd., Collegeville PA 19426, serving Sundays through Saturdays from June 24 to Aug. 16 with breakfast (9:30-10:30 a.m.) and lunch (11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) daily, sponsored by Guideline Services Inc., call 610-896-3810; and

In East Greenville

  • The Open Link, 1070 Church Rd., East Greenville PA 18041, serving lunch only Mondays through Thursdays from June 17 to Aug. 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily, sponsored by The Open Link, call 610-972-3542.

Photo from the Pennsylvania Department of Education

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