Summer Meals program will feed Rochester youths through Sept. 4

The Summer Meals Program will continue to provide grab-and-go meals for City of Rochester youths through Sept. 4, with additional meal distribution sites and new hours.

The Summer Meals Program provides free breakfasts and lunches for youths up to 18 years of age. The program helps to ensure that school-aged children continue to have access to the same nourishment they receive during the school year and that no children are hungry while school is not in session.

The program started early this year and has been in effect during the coronavirus pandemic, which resulted in Rochester City School District students shifting to remote learning. The RCSD is responsible for providing students 23,000 meals weekly, Superintendent Leslie Myers-Small said during a July 30 board of education meeting. She added that students registered for remote learning in the upcoming 2020-21 school year will continue to receive free meals.

Families can get grab-and-go meals from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the following sites:

• Adams Street R-Center, 85 Adams St.

• Avenue D R-Center, 200 Avenue D

• Carter Street R-Center, 500 Carter St.

• Tyshaun Cauldwell R-Center for Hope, 524 Campbell St.

• David Gantt R-Center, 700 North St.

• Frederick Douglass R-Center, 990 South Ave.

• Humboldt Street R-Center, 1045 Humboldt St.

• Trenton & Pamela Jackson (Clinton-Baden) R-Center, 485 N. Clinton Ave.

• Roxie Ann Sinkler R-Center, 75 Grover St.

• Thomas Ryan R-Center, 530 Webster Ave.

• Charles T. Lunsford School No. 19, 465 Seward St.

• Genesee Valley Park Field House, 1316 Genesee St.

• LaGrange, 455 LaGrange Ave.

• Lake Riley Lodge, 100 Norris Drive

• Norton Village in the Waring Road Plaza, 350 Waring Road

• Rochester Youth Sports Complex, 330 Smith St.

The Summer Meals Program is a partnership between the City of Rochester, Foodlink, Rochester City School District, Rochester Area Community Foundation, Common Ground Health and Causewave Community Partners. For more information, visit

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