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Meet Up and Eat Up

June 20, 2018

Start summer right with Meet Up and Eat Up!

Child plays at Meet Up and Eat Up

Start your summer right with Meet Up and Eat Up!

Our Meet Up and Eat Up program provides free meals to everyone 18 and younger. Don’t miss out on the activities on hand! Many sites offer games, sports and other activities for kids to take part in while they eat lunch.

Person poses with meal at Meet Up and Eat Up Block Party

2018 Meet Up and Eat Up Block Party schedule

  • Beaudette Park, 786 Orchard Lake Road in Pontiac
    Saturday, June 23, from noon to 3 p.m.
  • Dozier Recreation Center, 2025 Middlebelt Road in Inkster
    Thursday, June 28, from 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Heilmann Recreation Center, 19601 Crusade St. in Detroit
    Monday, July 9, from 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Patton Recreation Center, 2301 Woodmere St. in Detroit
    Thursday, July 12, from 3 to 6 p.m.

More than a million meals served

Click here for resources you can use to help spread the word about Meet Up and Eat Up.

With over 650 locations, Meet Up and Eat Up sites will be providing free, tasty meals for children 18 and younger, Monday through Friday, all summer long.

“These sites are a blessing for parents,” says Sara Gold, program director of the Healthy Kids initiative at United Way. “Each summer, our sites serve more than a million meals to children, and families can know that their kids are being watched over, active and well fed at the same time.”

Child plays at Meet Up and Eat Up Block Party

Sites are safe and supervised, and are a resource for busy parents who want to make sure that their kids have nutritious meals to eat. Sites are located in schools, parks and libraries throughout Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties, and no sign up is required.

Interested in knowing what sites are close to you? Call 2-1-1 or text “FOOD” to 877-877