Photo provided

CINCINNATI — One in five children in the state of Ohio do not know where their next meal is coming from. Many of these children rely on school meals during the regular school year. But during the summer months, they have nowhere to turn.


That is why the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is teaming up with UMC Food Ministry and Mt. Healthy City Schools to provide meals and snacks for children 18 and younger. People ages 19 through 21 who have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities and are following Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) through their current enrollment in educational programs also are eligible for free summer meals.


The Summer Meals program runs weekdays from June 3–Aug. 16* at the Main Library. Here is a partial list of other Library locations offering summer meals:

For additional summer food service options, please visit

Join the Conversation

1 Comment

  1. This is a blessing to many families, and this is an opportunity for families to engage more with their children and open their minds during the summer and a place to go for comfort. I would like to know will there be or if its a program being offered that at the library were an employee reads to the children? I have a 5 and 4 year old and need activities for them to be in while school is out, I love to read to them but a lot of times I work and attend school, at the end of the evenings after cooking and baths im beat and the children are like mommy lets read and I do but I can and would be greatfull if I could bring them some where so that they can get there daily read in. Thank you in advance

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *