4 food trucks expand summer meals program in Rochester

The City of Rochester has a new strategy to feed more children as part of its annual summer meals program (Provided photo)

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - The City of Rochester has a new strategy to feed more children as part of its annual summer meals program.

Food trucks will be driving around four locations throughout the city.

Meals will be available at the following locations:

  • Lyell Library from 12:00-12:30 p.m. until Sept. 2
  • Lincoln Library from 1:00-1:30 p.m. until Aug. 27
  • Don Samuel Torres Park from 11:00 AM - 12:00 p.m. until Aug. 19
  • Enrico Fermi School 17 Playground from 12:30-1:30 p.m until Aug. 19

The trucks are part of a partnership with Foodlink. The non-profit said the number of meals served to children last summer increased by 24 percent compared to the year before.

"In a community where 52.5 percent of children live in poverty, our goals are that no child goes hungry during the summer when free meals are available and that all kids and families see summer meals as a regular part of their summer," said Mairéad Hartmann, co-chair of the Summer Meals Partnership of Rochester.

The mobile trucks will help to reach thousands more children who received meals during the 2015-2016 school year, but go hungry during the summer months.

The Summer Meals Partnership is a collaboration between the City of Rochester, Foodlink, Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency, Rochester Area Community Foundation, Rochester City School District, and other partners. Learn more about the program here.

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