Volunteer to Serve Meals through the D.C. Free Summer Meals Program

All summer long, the D.C. Free Summer Meals Program offers nutritious, free meals to children 18 and under across the District of Columbia. At over 250 sites, children can receive a healthy breakfast, lunch, supper, or snack without any application or sign-up. With over 70 percent of D.C. children eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, this program is critical to ensuring the next generation has the nutrition they need to thrive.

D.C. Hunger Solutions is partnering with Arcadia to serve summer meals at six Arcadia Mobile Farmers’ Markets. Volunteers are expected to arrive 30 minutes prior to market opening, serve meals to children in the neighborhood, and pass out information about the D.C. Free Summer Meal Program and other food resources in the District.

Locations of sites in need of volunteers:

Fridays
Edgewood
Edgewood St NE & Evarts St NE, 20017
Market runs from 3-6 p.m., arrive by 2:30 p.m. for setup

Saturdays
Anacostia
13th St SE & W St SE, 20020
Market runs from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., arrive by 9:30 a.m. for setup

We need volunteers ASAP, so if interested please email Paige Pokorney or call her at (202-640-1088 ext. 3020) today.

This is a great opportunity to help end childhood hunger and have a little farmers’ market fun while doing it!


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