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Free Meal Pickup at Dayton Metro Library Locations


The Children’s Hunger Alliance is sponsoring a free meal program with weekly pickup available at 12 different Dayton Metro Library Branches. Starting June 23rd, parents will be able to pick up 10 meals (2 meals per day) per child, at the designated times. No registration is needed.

“Learning is impossible when children are hungry,” said Mandie Burns, Dayton Metro Library's Youth Services Coordinator. “The Library is pleased to assist the Children’s Hunger Alliance with this project, so that our families have one less thing to worry about this summer.”

The Library is seeking volunteers to help pre-pack and serve meals at these Libraries. To volunteer, complete a volunteer application online.

hungerMeal Pickup Schedule, through August 27:

TUESDAYS, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

WEDNESDAYS, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

THURSDAYS, 3:30-4:30 pm


daytonschoolsAdditionally, Dayton Public Schools is operating grab-and-go food distribution at the Madden Hills and Northwest Branch Libraries:

  • Madden Hills, 2542 Germantown St. 45417 - Tuesday & Thursday, 12:05-12:25 pm
  • Northwest, 2410 Philadelphia Dr. 45406 - Monday & Wednesday, 12:50-1:00 pm.

For more information about these meal pickup sites, contact Mandie Burns, Youth Services Director for the Library, at 937- 496-8507 or MBurns@DaytonMetroLibrary.org. Visit the Children's Hunger Alliance website at https://childrenshungeralliance.org/.

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