Free Summer Meal Guide for the Indianapolis Area


While school is out for the summer, districts around Indianapolis are offering free and nutritious meals for children and teens under the age of 18. We have rounded up several places for our free summer meal guide for the Indianapolis area – you can find all the places that are providing meals for families and we will continue to update this list throughout the summer.

Indy Parks & Recreation

Open to ALL kids 18 and under, Indy Parks & Recreation’s meal service is available Monday through Friday at the below locations around Marion County. There is no registration necessary and completely free. They also mentioned that Second Helpings will provide sandwiches for adults at some locations.

Broad Ripple Park (1550 Broad Ripple Ave.): 4:00-4:30 pm
Christian Park (4200 E. English Ave.): 4:00-5:00 pm
Frederick Douglass Park (1616 E. 25th St.): 3:00-3:30 pm
Garfield Park (2345 Pagoda Dr.): 4:00-4:30 pm
Municipal Gardens (1831 Lafayette Rd.): 3:30-4:30 pm
Riverside Park (2420 E. Riverside Dr.): 4:30-5:30 pm
Washington Park (30 E. 30th St.): 3:30-4:00 pm
Watkins Park (2360 Martin Luther King St.): 5:00-6:00 pm
Windsor Village Park (6510 E. 25th St.): 5:00-5:30 pm

Mobile Meal Offerings:

Mobile Unit 1:
East 38th Street Library (5420 E. 38th St.): 3:30-4:00 pm   
Brightwood Library (2434 N. Sherman Dr.): 4:30-5:00 pm

Mobile Unit 2:
Spades Library (1801 Nowland Ave.): 2:30-3:00 pm
West Branch Library (1216 Kappes St.): 3:30-4:00 pm 
Haughville Library (2121 W. Michigan Rd.): 4:30-5:00 pm 

Franklin Township Schools

Meals are served for onsite consumption from June 2nd – July 23rd, Monday through Friday. There will be no meals on July 5th. Adults can purchase a meal for $2. Breakfast and lunch will be distributed for the weekend on Fridays.

Arlington Elementary School – 5814 S. Arlington Ave: Lunch 11:00-11:30 am
Franklin Central High School – 6215 S. Franklin Rd: Lunch 11:00-11:30 am
Acton Elementary School – 8010 Acton Rd: Lunch 11:15-11:45am
Wildwood Farms and Moeller Estates (closed on rainy days) – 3535 Wildwood Farms Blvd: Lunch 11:30 am-12:00 pm
Thompson Crossing Elementary School – 7525 East Thompson Rd: Lunch 12:00-12:30 pm

Indianapolis Public Schools

The IPS Summer Meal program runs from June 8th through July 22nd. According to their website, meal service will be on Tuesdays (3 days’ worth of meals) and Thursdays (2 days’ worth of meals). Pick-ups will be drive-thru style outside and will occur from 10:00 am–12:00 pm. 

Arlington Middle School – 4825 N. Arlington Ave. | Door 8
Brookside School 54 – 3150 E. 10th St. | Door 8
Center for Inquiry School 70 – 510 E. 46th St. | Door 7
Christian Park 82 – 4700 English Ave. | Door 6 
Daniel Webster 46 – 1450 South Reisner St. | Door 6
Eleanor Skillen School 34 – 1410 Wade St. | Door 11
Ernie Pyle 90 – 3351 West 18th St. | Door 9
Northwest Middle School – 5525 W. 34th St. | Door 12

MSD of Washington Township

Daily curbside meal bag pickup will be offered from 10:45-11:30 am from June 7th to July 16th (Note: closed July 5th). Lunch will be provided daily along with breakfast for the next day. If your child is not present for pick-up, please provide their name and date of birth. One free breakfast and lunch allowed per child per day.

Willow Lake Elementary School – 7535 Harcourt Road
North Central High School Campus – 1801 East 86th Street

Other Locations in the Washington Township Community:
Estates at Crystal Bay – 7136 Crystal Bay Dr. E 
Eclipse Apartments – 8444 Rothbury Dr.

MSD of Wayne Township

Meals will be served from June 14th to July 22nd with no meals served on July 5th. According to the website, on Mondays, 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches will be provided with a half-gallon of milk. On Thursdays, 4 breakfasts and 4 lunches will be provided with a half-gallon of milk. For more information, they ask that you call their number at (317) 988-7950.

School Distribution:
Chapel Hill 7th/8th Grade Center: 12:00-1:30 pm 
Stout Field Elementary: 11:30 am-1:00 pm 

Bus/Van Distribution:
Ponderosa 11:00-11:20 am
Maple Creek Village 11:30-11:50 am
West Glen Village 12:20-12:40 pm
10 West Apartments 10:00-10:20 am
Wyckford Commons Apartments 10:30-10:50 am
Indy Public Library (Wayne Branch) 11:30 am-12:00 pm
Windsor Park Apartments 12:10-12:30 pm
Chapel Hill Townhomes 12:40- 1:00 pm
Cloverleaf Apartments 10:00-10:20 am
The Boardwalk at Westlake 10:30-10:50 am (pool), 10:50-11:10 am (park)
Pangea Apartments 12:00-12:20 pm
Carriage House West 12:30-12:50 pm
Heather Ridge Apartments 1:00-1:20 pm

Perry Township

Breakfast and lunch grab-and-go meals are available for pick-up Monday through Friday, June 1st through July 16th (no meals on the 5th). Please note for apartment serving locations, participants will receive breakfast for the next morning when picking up lunch. Additionally, on Fridays, participants will receive 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches for the weekend.

School/Library Serving Sites:
Perry Meridian High School: Breakfast 7:30-8:30 am, Lunch 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Southport High School: Breakfast 7:15-8:15 am, Lunch 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Southport Library (No Breakfast at this location): Lunch 1:25-2:00 pm

Apartment Serving Locations:
Berkley Common Apartments 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Bradford Lakes Apartments 10:40-11:40 am
Brookwoods Apartments 11:10-11:30 am
Capital Place Apartments 11:25 am-12:15 pm
CrossRoads at Southgreen 11:50 am-12:20 pm
Greentree Apartments 11:50 am-12:50 pm
Harvard Square Coop. 12:45-1:05 pm
Longacre Park 10:50-11:20 am 
Regency Park Apartments 11:45 am-12:35 pm
Sawmill Apartments 11:45 am-12:15 pm
Strawbridge Green Apartments 12:35-1:05 pm

MSD of Pike Township

Pike’s free hot meal service is available for children 18 years and under at all of Pike’s K-12 school buildings from June 7th-25th. They are open Monday through Friday. Breakfast is from 8:30-9:30 am, lunch from 11:00 am-12:30 pm, and they ask that you bring a photo ID to be served. Curbside Bulk Service is available at the Pike Freshman Center (6801 Zionsville Road, behind the building) on Wednesdays from 3:00-6:00 pm.

MSD of Decatur Township

The Decatur Township Child Nutrition program runs from June 7th through July 23rd (no meals on July 5th). Lunch is served daily for kids 18 and younger for free, and adults can eat for $3. 

Valley Brook Clubhouse 11:00-11:30 am
Windsong 11:45 am-12:15 pm
Troy Manor 12:30-1:15 pm
DCHS Tennis Courts 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Heartland Crossing Central Park 11:15 am-12:00 pm
Lynhurst Park 12:30-1:15 pm
Stephen Decatur 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Bel Aire Park 12:15-1:00 pm
Blue and Gold Academy 11:00 am-12:00 pm

MSD of Lawrence Township

Curbside pick-up and delivery service will begin on Friday, June 4th, and will continue every Friday through July 23rd. Note: for curbside and delivery locations students under 18 must be present to pick up.

Curbside pick-up:
Belzer Middle School – 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Fall Creek Valley Middle School 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Estimated delivery times:
11:15 am
Churchill Ranch Apartments – 8016 Louisville Dr
Spring Valley Homes – 8820 Pendelton Pike

12:00 pm
Maison Gardens Apartments – 8808 Rue Madeleine
Fountainview Apartments – 4800 N Post Rd
Maplewood Mobile Homes – 12451 Pendleton Pike

12:45 pm
Post Brook Apartments – 9265 E 41st St.
Jamestown Apartments – 8917 Duxbury Rd

1:30 pm
Harrison Point Apartments – 9093 E Bourbon St
Oakridge Mobile Homes – 9530 Pendleton Pike

MSD of Warren Township

Summer food distribution started June 1st and is available for all kids 18 and under. At the below locations, breakfast and lunch will be served Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-6:00 pm. Tuesday’s distribution will include 2 breakfast and 2 lunch meals. Thursdays will include 5 breakfast and 5 lunch meals. Kids do not need to be present to pick up food. 

Brookview Elementary – 1550 N Cumberland Rd.
Pleasant Run Elementary – 1800 N Franklin Rd.
Renaissance School – 8931 E 30th St.
Creston Middle School – 10925 E Prospect St.
Raymond Park Middle School – 8575 E Raymond St.
Warren Central High School – 9500 E 16th St.
Moorhead Community Resource Center – 8400 E 10th St.

Beech Grove City Schools

To cap off our free summer meal guide Indianapolis, Beech Groves’ “Summer Fun Lunches” runs from June 7th through July 23rd. The free lunches are available to children 18 and under followed by a fun park activity. Lunches are provided by Chartwells at Beech Grove. See below for locations, dates, and times.

Hornet Park Community Center – Mondays & Tuesdays 12:00-1:00 pm
Don Challis Park – Wednesdays 12:00-1:00 pm
Sarah T. Bolton Park – Thursdays & Fridays 12:00-1:00 pm

Looking for a site that’s closer to home? Text the word FOOD to 877-877 to get a list of free school meals near you!

You can also check them out on this interactive map to get directions directly from your home!

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