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Free Meals for Kids

In partnership with the Children’s Hunger Alliance, we are providing free, shelf-stable meals to kids 2-18 years old, Monday through Friday at three of our Library locations. 

1 in 5 Kids in Ohio are Food Insecure

Mansfield/Richland County Public Library’s Main library is distributing free meal packs to all Richland County children. The Children’s Hunger Alliance will be sponsoring this meal distribution, details below.

Main Library (June 1 – Sep. 3)
Monday – Friday, 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Madison and Plymouth Branches (June 7 – Aug. 7)
Monday – Friday, 12:30 – 1:30 PM

NOTE: three meals per child may be picked up on Fridays to supplement weekend meals. In addition, if the host library is closed for any reason, meals will be unavailable. 

Open to all children under the age of 18 regardless of financial status and customers need only provide the child’s name to receive a free, healthy, shelf-stable meal. 

The mission of the Children’s Hunger Alliance “is to ensure that children without access receive healthy food, nutrition education, and physical activity.” MRCPL is one of more than 250 programs throughout Ohio partnering with Children’s Hunger Alliance to help provide nutritious meals to children who may not have weekday evening meals available at home.

At MRCPL, we pride ourselves on being open to all, collaborative, visionary, imaginative, and customer-focused.