Library offers students free summer lunch and snack

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Partnership program offered at 17 library locations this summer

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has partnered with Children’s Hunger Alliance to provide students 18 and younger with free lunches and snacks at 17 CML locations.

“So many children in our community rely on free or discounted school lunches,” says CML Public Services Director Kathy Shahbodaghi. “It is absolutely critical that students have access to healthy, nourishing lunches and snacks. It not only benefits the body, but the mind as well.”

Click here for a list and schedule of CML’s summer lunch and snack locations.

Columbus Metropolitan Library has served the people of Franklin County, Ohio since 1873. With its Main Library and 22 branches, CML is well known for signature services and programs like School Help, Reading Buddies, Summer Reading Challenge and Ready for Kindergarten. The library’s Strategic Plan supports the vision of “a thriving community where wisdom prevails,” which positions CML to respond to areas of urgent need: kids unprepared for kindergarten, third grade reading proficiency, high school graduation, college and career readiness and employment resources.


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