ARLINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
FEEDING A CHILD’S MIND AND MORE:
FREE MEALS RETURN TO THE ARLINGTON
The Arlington Public Library is serving free meals to children for the fifth year this
summer. Youth ages 18 and under can receive free breakfasts and lunches to take home
from three locations. The Library joins CitySquare to offer meal pickup twice a week
from May 20 through August 5.
Like many services, the meal pick-up format has changed with social distancing requirements. 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.
“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.”
Meals will be served Mondays and Wednesdays 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.
Families will receive a breakfast and a lunch for multiple days at each visit. 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 in order to receive food. Unfortunately, parents cannot request food for children who are not with them.
This is the Library’s fifth summer providing meals in partnership with CitySquare Food on the Move, a federally funded
nutrition program that meets the needs of children who might go hungry outside of school. CitySquare is one of the
largest nonprofit at-risk food sponsors in Texas.
The Arlington Public Library and CitySquare have served more than 18,000 meals to Arlington’s children since
partnering in 2015.