Several school districts and parks will offer a variety of free summer meals for toddlers as well as high schoolers. 

Children can receive meals at any participating location and no applications are required. They also can receive meals even if their families qualify for the new SUN Bucks grocery funds.

Here’s a look at some of those opportunities around Wayne County. 

Western Wayne Schools

Free breakfast and lunches are being offered on summer weekdays for youth at Lincoln Middle/High School.

Meals started June 3 and will end July 30. The cafeteria is closed from July 1-5. 

Breakfast is served from 9:15 to 10 a.m. and lunch is from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Meals will be offered for ages 2 to 18.

Participants are to enter door 23 at 205 E. Parkway Drive in Cambridge City.

Free Book Friday starts June 21 as well. 

For more information, call 765-478-3326 or email

Richmond Community Schools

RCS is offering free weekday meals for ages 0-18 at some of its school buildings as well as some of the free Just Us Kids Outdoors day camp locations operated by Richmond Parks and Recreation Department. 

Dates and times vary by site; however, all sites are closed July 4-5.

Through July 26: 

  • Richmond High School: 101 S.W. D St. Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 a.m.; lunch,10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Starr Elementary School: 301 N. 19th St. Breakfast: 8:30-9:30 a.m., lunch 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
  • Hibberd Middle School: 900 S. L St. Breakfast, 8:45-9:45 a.m., lunch 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
  • Glen Miller Park: 2200 E. Main St. Lunch at splash pad from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and Mac Shack from 1-2 p.m. 
  • Cordell Municipal Pool: 9 S.W. 13th St. Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Vaile Elementary School: 300 S. 14th St. Lunch: 11 a.m.-noon
  • Clear Creek Park: 1201 W. Main St. Lunch: 12:30-1:30 p.m. 

Through Aug. 2: 

  • Mary Scott Park: 105 N.W. Eighth St. Lunch: 12:30-2 p.m.
  • Springwood Park: 60 Waterfall Road. Lunch: 11 a.m.-noon

For more information, call 765-962-2362 or visit  

More meal sites

Free summer meals are being served to kids at more than 1,000 locations statewide.

To find a food site, families can visit, call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE, or text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 304-304 to find the closest meal service sites. 

Additional meals/groceries

Indiana SUN Bucks will give families $120 for each eligible school-aged child to put food on the table. Funds will be loaded onto an electronic benefits transfer card (EBT) that can be used at stores, farmers markets and other locations accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) cards.

Most eligible families will get these benefits automatically, but some parents will need to apply.

Kids are eligible if their household already participates in SNAP, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families or income-based Medicaid; they attend a school that offers the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Program and their household income meets the requirements for free or reduced-price school meals; or the child is a foster child defined as being a ward of the state, homeless or migrant. Applications can be obtained at

Free evening/weekend meals, food pantries and blessing boxes are available at several sites around Wayne County. Find a more comprehensive list at

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A version of this article appeared in the June 5 2024 print edition of the Western Wayne News.

Millicent Martin Emery is a reporter and editor for the Western Wayne News.