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FREE Summer Meals

FREE Summer Meals

A free summer lunch program is available to kids and teens in Cle Elum and Roslyn.  Sponsored by the USDA and FISH Food Bank, we are looking to get the word out to students and families who might want to use this resource or who might be available to volunteer.

Free Summer Lunch Program Flyer

Here is how it works.

Lunch Program Facts:

The summer meals program this year runs June 26th through August 25th, Monday-Friday each week (no service onJuly 4th). It is open and free to children ages 1-18, no identification or financial information is required for children to be served lunch.

Those older than 18 who accompany children can purchase a lunch for approx. $3.00

Upper County locations will be Cle Elum City Park 11:30-12pm and Roslyn City Park 12:30-1pm


Lunch Program Needs:

Getting the word out – we are behind schedule so spreading the word about this program and distributing this flyer to any group/person/organization would be greatly appreciated!

Volunteers – although there will be 1 paid staff member from FISH at every lunch, they need volunteer help.  We are looking for a commitment of a week at a time for volunteers to keep the scheduling at a minimum.  The schedule will be Monday-Friday from 11-1:30 each day.

Below is the volunteer job/task list:

  • Setup, serve, tear down repeat at next location
  • Insure USDA rules are followed
  • All food is served and consumed onsite
  • All food is required to be taken
  • Volunteers get a free meal
  • No age limitation for volunteers
  • Minimum 3 volunteers needed per day

There is a paid site supervisor who manages and helps watch over kids and their families. If anyone is interested in volunteering please contact Shenna Redding at or 253-486-4506.

I am hoping organizations may be interested in providing activities before or after in the park for kids as well.  Nothing is lined up yet, but hopefully thru word of mouth ideas percolate. To discuss possible activity ideas, please contact Penny Hein or John Hein.


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