The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL),  Charleston County School District (CCSD), and the Lowcountry Food Bank (LFB) have teamed up to provide free meals and snacks at several library branches for kids this 2023 summer break. The Summer Feeding program begins on Monday, June 12 and runs through Friday August 4.

This program, which is in conjunction with CCSD’s Seamless Summer Feeding and LFB’s Summer Meals, provides free lunches or snacks to children and teens (ages 18 and younger) during the traditional summer vacation period. Hot lunches are provided by the CCSD’s Nutrition Services Department for distribution at seven CCPL branches Monday through Friday, and all meals meet federal meal pattern and nutritional requirements. Snacks or cold lunches are provided, courtesy of the LFB. There is no eligibility process required for participants to redeem free meals or snacks at the participating branches.

CCPL will serve lunch and snacks to children and teens age 18 and younger at the following locations and times between Monday, June 12 and Friday, Aug. 4 (NOTE: There will be no service on holidays, June 19 and July 4):

Hot lunch delivered by CCSD to CCPL branches

Snacks and/or cold lunches provided by LFB