St. Paul city kids can get free meals this summer at some libraries and recreation centers.
Last year, more than 80,000 meals were served at 20 recreation centers and four libraries. "Summertime is one of the most important times in our children's lives," Mayor Chris Coleman said.
The program is sponsored by the city's Parks and Recreation department, public library and schools.
Meals are available to city youth 18 and younger. Those older than 18 with mental or physical disabilities who participate in public or nonprofit private school programs also can receive meals. Libraries already started serving meals. Recreation center meals start Monday. The program runs through Aug. 24. No pre-registration is necessary.
For times and locations, visit www.startribune.com/a1381 or call 651-292-6508. For information about serving times at other sites throughout the city, call the St. Paul Public School's Nutrition Services Department at 651 603-4950.