Free meals to children from Monday provided by Charleston County Public Library

Charleston County Public Library in an announcement said they will start providing free meals and snacks at select branches and mobile library stops starting Monday.

In order to make this initiative work, they have teamed up with the Lowcountry Food Bank and Charleston County School District.

According to the announcement, children aged 18 or younger are eligible to get the free meals and snacks while the traditional summer vacation period.

The food distribution will start Monday June 21st and will last until August 6th. Free meals and snacks will be distributed Monday to Friday at six library branches. CCSD’s Nutrition Services Department provided the meals.

This is the schedule and locations:

John’s Island Regional: 3531 Maybank Highway, John’s Island

Projected to BEGIN July 19 due to construction

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Otranto Regional: 2261 Otranto Road, Charleston

Projected to BEGIN July 7 due to construction

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Dorchester Road Regional: 6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston

Projected to END June 30 due to construction

11:10 – 11:25 a.m.

John L. Dart: 1067 King Street, Charleston

11:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Cooper River Memorial: 2036 Cherokee Street, Charleston

12 – 12:15 p.m.

Main Library: 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston

12 – 12:15 p.m.

Additionally, snacks will be provided at three branches and three mobile stops:

McClellanville: 222 Baker Street, McClellanville

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 12 -1 p.m.

(On Tuesdays, breakfast will be served from 10 – 11 a.m. courtesy of CCSD)

Edisto: 1589 Highway 174, Edisto Island

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 2 – 3 p.m.

Baxter-Patrick James Island: 1858 Grimball Road, Charleston

Monday – Friday, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

CCPL’s Mobile Library: Various Stops

Wadmalaw Community Center: 5605 Katy Hill Road, Wadmalaw Island

First and Third Thursdays of the Month, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Adams Run Wiltown Community Center: 5779 Parkers Ferry Road, Adams Run

First and Third Thursdays of the Month, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Awendaw Seewee Outpost: 4853 N. Highway 17, Awendaw

Second and Fourth Thursdays of the Month, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

“Providing equitable access to vital resources is a key focus of CCPL, and we are thrilled to expand our Summer Feeding program to even more areas of the county through our Mobile Library,” Devon Andrews, CCPL Associate Director, Community Engagement, said . “We are so grateful to our partners at CCSD Nutrition Services and Lowcountry Food Bank for making this program possible and helping us better serve the Charleston community.”

Cindy Carey


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