Keeping Kids Healthy With Summer Meals

Summer is here, and its long days mean lots of time for running and playing. All of that activity is sure to result in hungry kids! This summer, we invite you to take advantage of the Ontario Summer Meal Program, offered at the Ovitt Family Community Library and community centers throughout the City. The Library kicked off its program on June 1st, with help from Healthy Ontario, the Ontario Fire Department, Friends of the Ontario City Library, the Solid Waste department, and the ReThink Your Drink Team from the San Bernardino County of Public Health. Over 400 people received information about fire safety, health and city services, and got to try a tasty fruit water recipe. Participants were then invited into the library, where 226 children, ages 1 to 18, received a free, nutritious lunch.

If you’ve been interested in checking out the library or local community centers, now is the time! Whether you’d like to discover a new book or be active at the park, the Summer Meal program is here to help fuel your busy kids. This free program will run until July 31st and will serve any child or teen aged 18 and under at the following locations:

  • Ovitt Family Community Library, 12:00 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Veteran’s Memorial Community Center, 12:30 to 1:00 p.m.
  • Dorothy Quesada Community Center, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. (begins June 8th)
  • De Anza Community Center, 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. (beings June 8th)
  • Munoz Community Center, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. (begins June 8th)
  • Westwind Community Center, 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. (begins June 8th)