When school lets out for the summer, children across the region are at higher risk of experiencing food insecurity having lost access to meals and snacks provided by their educational institution. FRESHFARM and CentroNía seek to bridge that gap. 


Grant-funded and managed by CentroNía and operated by FRESHFARM, Free Summer Meals provides lunch or supper for children aged 1 to 18 years old. Meals are available at FRESHFARM Columbia Heights Market on Wednesdays (4 – 7 PM) and Saturdays (9 AM – 1 PM) from July 2nd through August 20th, 2022.

For pick up, children and their families should visit the Info Tent at the FRESHFARM Columbia Heights Market and request their meal. A Market Manager will then hand over the meal, and that’s it! No ID or proof of residency is required.

Get Involved

Bilingual volunteers (Spanish/English) are encouraged to sign up to serve as a Community Educator on behalf of the Free Summer Meals program. Join FRESHFARM staff at market to help mitigate the risk of childhood food insecurity by sharing information about the program with your very own community members!

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Email hello@freshfarm.org for more information.

Contact Us

You may contact ogarcia@centronia.org for program assistance and enrollment. For questions related to the meals distributed at market, please email foodaccess@freshfarm.org for support.

Visit the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education for more information about the program structure in Washington, DC.