City of St. Louis Department of Human Services Begins Free Summer Food Program at 30+ Sites

School's Out Cafe brings together city and community resources to connect children to available food over the summer at more than 30 locations.

May 31, 2022 | 2 min reading time

Today, the City of St. Louis Department of Human Services begins its free summer food program, School's Out Cafe. A partnership with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, School's Out Cafe brings together city and community resources to connect children to available food over the summer at city recreation centers and local nonprofits at more than 30 locations across the city.

“Good nutrition for our children is a year-round goal,” said Department of Human Services Director Yusef Scoggin. “The Department of Human Services is committed to helping make sure children don’t go hungry this summer with School's Out Cafe.”

One meal per child is available both at breakfast and lunch. Parents or guardians may visit any site at any time, but attending the same site will help staff coordinate. The program runs from May 31, 2022 to August 19, 2022, and a list of the 31 sites and hours can be found on the City’s website. Questions should be directed to the Youth and Family Services Division at dhs-youth-family@stlouis-mo.gov or by calling (314) 657-1654, 8am - 5pm, Monday through Friday.

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