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12 Dayton-area libraries to serve as free meal pickup sites; volunteers sought

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Dayton Metro Library is looking for volunteers to help pack and serve meals at a dozen branches that will serve as a pickup location for free meals for children.

Sponsored by the Children’s Hunger Alliance, parents and guardians will be able to pick up 10 meals per child at different branches throughout the Dayton area.

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Registration is not required.

“Learning is impossible when children are hungry,” said Mandie Burns, Dayton Metro Library's youth services coordinator. “The Library is pleased to assist the Children’s Hunger Alliance with this project, so that our families have one less thing to worry about this summer.”

Anyone interested in helping pre-pack and serve meals should fill out an application at DaytonMetroLibrary.org.

The program starts June 23 and goes through Aug. 27.

The meal pickup is from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the following locations:

TUESDAYS:

  • Main library: 215 E. Third St., Dayton
  • Maimisburg: 545 E. Linden Ave.
  • Northmont: 333 W. National Road
  • Westwood: 3207 Hoover Ave.

WEDNESDAYS:

  • Burkhardt: 4680 Burkhardt Ave.
  • Miami Twp.: 2718 Lyons Road
  • Southeast: 21 Watervliet Ave.
  • Trotwood: 855 E. Main St.

THURSDAYS: 

  • Electra C. Doren: 701 Troy St.
  • Huber Heights: 6160 Chambersburg Road
  • New Lebanon: 715 W. Main Street
  • West Carrollton: 300 E. Central Ave.

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Dayton Public Schools is also operating grab-and-go meals at the Madden Hills branch, 2542 Germantown St., from 12:05 to 12:25 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and at the Northwest branch, 2410 Philadelphia Drive, from 12:50 to 1 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.

For more information about meal pickup locations, contact Burns at 937-496-8507 or MBurns@DaytonMetroLibrary.org. For more information on the Children's Hunger Alliance, visit  https://childrenshungeralliance.org/.