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Here is Where to Eat When Schools Close for Winter Break

While many families prepare to share a meal and exchange gifts over the holiday break, some families worry that they will not have enough food to put on the table.   Schools in Little Rock close for a two week winter vacation and many kids in our community rely on free breakfast and lunch at school.  Be Mighty Little Rock wants to help families know where to go to access a free meal. Participating locations offer free meals and enrichment activities for kids and teens 18 and younger.

Here is a map of the various sites offering meals for youth ages 18 and under. For more information please email Kay Kay at kderossette@cals.org.

On December 23rd, 26th, 27th, 30th-31st, January 2nd-3rd the following locations will serve meals:

  • Williams Library located at 1800 Chester St.  
    • Meals from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Children’s Library and Learning Center located at 4800 W. 10th St.
    • Meals from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
  • McMath Library located at 2100 John Barrow Road
    • Meals from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Rooker Library located at 11 Otter Creek Ct.
    • Meals from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Dee Brown Library located at 6325 Baseline Drive 
    • Meals from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fletcher Library located at 823 N. Buchanan Street
    • Meals from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Terry Library located at 2015 Napa Valley Dr.
    • Meals from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Main Library located at 100 Rock Street 
    • Meals on floors three and four from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Millie Brooks Library located at 13024 AR-365 Wrightsville
    • Meals Monday and Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Nixon Library located at 703 W. Main St.  Jacksonville
    • Meals from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Sanders Library located at 10200 Johnson Dr. Sherwood
    • Meals from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m

The following libraries offer fun activities and meals on Saturday December 21, December 28, and January 4th:

  • Williams Library
    • Lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Children’s Library and Learning Center 
    • 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Main Library 
    • 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Feel free to print and distribute this flyer!

COVID 19 Staff & Volunteer Training

Thank you for volunteering to serve meals at Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) during COVID-19. Please watch the video posted below and review the following documents prior to serving meals at CALS. Once you arrive on site sign the training sheet to confirm that you have received proper training to serve USDA meals at CALS. If you have questions about USDA meal service at CALS please email kderossette@cals.org or call 601-218-4948. These rules only apply to meals served Monday- Friday.

Monday- Friday Meal Service

Little Rock School District staff will deliver meals to library sites between 10:30 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. Daily Meal Count Forms will be included with each delivery. Staff and volunteers should record the number of breakfast meals served on one sheet and the number of lunch meals served on another sheet. Each breakfast meal will be packaged in a plastic bag. Each lunch meal will be packaged in a paper sack. Prior to serving meals, volunteers and staff should wash their hands with soap and water for twenty seconds. Then put on gloves. We recommend that volunteers wear masks while serving meals. Set up a table outside of the library. Place the lunch sack in the plastic breakfast bag along with two milks. Then place the grouped meals on the table for the guardian or child to grab. These meals are available for children 18 and younger. Children do not have to be present to receive a meal. If no children are present, ask the parent how many children are in their household and then instruct them to take the same number of breakfast and lunch meals. Cross off numbers as each meal is distributed. Maintain six feet distance from others at all times. This includes others that are also volunteering. Please take your temperature before serving meals. If you have had contact with anyone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or are running fever over 100.4 notify Kay Kay and she will find a sub to fill your shift. If you run out of meals before the end of meal service text Kay Kay (601-218-4948) and she will notify LRSD to deliver more meals. At the end of meal service, Daily Meal Count Forms must be emailed to childnutrition@lrsd.org and cc kderossette@cals.org.

Adult Meals

If a parent would like a meal for themselves, you may give them a shelf stable meal. These are non reimbursable and different from the meals LRSD provides. If you run out of LRSD meals, you may serve shelf stable meals to kids.The shelf stable meals must be counted separately and should NOT be included on the daily meal count forms. At the end of meal service, send Kay Kay a message with the number of shelf stable meals served, if any.

DAILY MEAL COUNT FORM

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture 
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 
  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or 
  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

CALS Grab & Go Meals

Lunches are available for pickup from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Dee Brown, Williams, and McMath branches, seven days a week. Evening meals for everyone are available Monday through Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Upon arrival, grab the meal and consume it off-site. If others are present, keep your distance and do not congregate.

  • Dee Brown Library- 6325 Baseline Rd.
  • McMath Library- 2100 John Barrow Rd.
  • Williams Library- 1800 S Chester St.

Along with our partners at the City of Little Rock, Clinton Foundation, Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, and Little Rock School District, we are providing grab & go meals for children who typically get their most substantial nutrition from their schools and at our libraries.  If you would like to support meal programs at the Central Arkansas Library System, consider donating here.

Lunch at Libraries

Meals are available daily for kids and teens 18 and younger at the following locations from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Upon arrival, grab the meal and consume it off-site. If others are present, keep your distance and do not congregate.

  • Dee Brown Library- 6325 Baseline Rd.
  • McMath Library- 2100 John Barrow Rd.
  • Williams Library- 1800 S Chester St.

Working together to provide these valuable meals are Central Arkansas Library System, City of Little Rock, the Clinton Foundation, Hunger Alliance, and Little Rock School District. If you would like to support meal programs at the Central Arkansas Library System, consider donating here.

 

Weekend Meal Service for Youth in Little Rock

On Saturday, March 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 15 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. the following locations will have grab & go meals available for pick up. 

  • Chicot Elementary- 11100 Chicot Rd. 
  • Dee Brown Library- 6325 Baseline Rd. 
  • McMath Library- 2100 John Barrow Rd. 
  • Terry Library- 2015 Napa Valley Dr. 

Working together to provide these valuable meals are Central Arkansas Library System, City of Little Rock, the Clinton Foundation, Hunger Alliance, and Little Rock School District. If you would like to support meal programs at the Central Arkansas Library System, consider making a donation here.

Where to Eat When Schools Close for Thanksgiving Break

While many families prepare to spend Thanksgiving with family, some families worry that they will not have enough food to put on the table. Schools in Little Rock close for a week-long break for Thanksgiving and many kids in our community rely on free breakfast and lunch at school.  Be Mighty Little Rock wants to help parents and caregivers become aware of the different locations around Little Rock with fun activities and food for youth ages 18 and under. Meal sites offer educational or enrichment activities in addition to meals, which enables children to learn and stay safe when school is out. A big thank you to USDA meal sponsors: F.E.E.D. First USA and Equal Heart.  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

The following locations offer meals Monday through Wednesday

  • Williams Library located at 1800 Chester St.  
    • Meals from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • FEED First located at 6124 Baseline Rd.
    • Lunch from 11:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • Snack from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Whispering Hills located at 11500 Chicot Rd.
    • Lunch from 11:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • Snack from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Spanish Jon Apartments located at 5001 W. 65th St.
    • Lunch from 11:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • Snack from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Colonial Parc Apartments located at 5813 Baseline Rd.
    • Lunch from 11:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • Snack from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Brandon House Performing Arts Center located at 3802 W 12th St.
    • Lunch from 11:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • Snack from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Children’s Library and Learning Center located at 4800 W. 10th St.
    • Meals from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
  • McMath Library located at 2100 John Barrow Road
    • Meals from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Rooker Library located at 11 Otter Creek Ct.
    • Meals from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Dee Brown Library located at 6325 Baseline Drive 
    • Meals from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fletcher Library located at 823 N. Buchanan Street
    • Meals from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Terry Library located at 2015 Napa Valley Dr.
    • Meals from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Main Library located at 100 Rock Street 
    • Meals on floors three and four from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Millie Brooks Library located at 13024 AR-365 Wrightsville
    • Meals Monday and Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Nixon Library located at 703 W. Main St.  Jacksonville
    • Meals from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Sanders Library located at 10200 Johnson Dr. Sherwood
    • Meals from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m

The following libraries offer fun activities and meals on Saturdays

  • Williams Library
    • Lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Children’s Library and Learning Center 
    • 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Main Library 
    • 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Here is a map of the various sites offering meals for youth ages 18 and under. For more information please email Kay Kay at kderossette@cals.org.

Print Flyer With Meal Info

Be Mighty Heroes Luncheon

Community members gathered to celebrate a successful summer for meal programs in Little Rock. The community members or “Be Mighty Heroes” make the magic happen, in that their organizations keep the lights on, make sure food is on the table, and offer more than a meal by providing fun, active, and educational ways for kids and teens to spend their summer days. Some of the sites even served meals on weekends too. While sponsoring organizations receive reimbursements for the meals, there are lot of other expenses that are not covered through the USDA reimbursements. A major help to many families was a new Be Mighty LR partnership with Rock Region METRO that allowed many families with transportation challenges to get to the meal sites where food was being served. CALS distributed 1,200 Be Mighty METRO passes that provided kids, teens, and caregivers unlimited rides on any Rock Region METRO Route from June 1-July 31 resulting in 16,792 rides.

Community Centers, Libraries, and non-profits were represented at the Be Mighty Heroes Luncheon on September 10, 2019. During the event, meal providers shared success stories, challenges, and discussed what type of support they would need going forward. Organizations were recognized for exemplary service and programming. One highlight for the Central Arkansas Library System was that meals sites served 50 percent more summer meals this year!

The following meal sites and meal providers were recognized for their service and programs.

Stephens Community Center- Most Fit Site

Southwest Community Center& Williams Library- Early Riser

Brandon House, Fab 44, and Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School- Nutrition Know it All

War Memorial Splash Pad- Coolest Site

Dee Brown Library- Veteran Site

Terry Library & Little Rock Zoo- Rockin’ Rookies

Greater Second Care Center & Brandon House- Enrichment Programs

FEED First USA- Veteran Sponsor

Main Library, Williams Library, Children’s Library- Weekend Warriors

The following sites were not photoed but received awards: Eco Kidz Project-Sustainability, Equal Heart- Longest Summer Ever, and Little Rock School District- Nutritious & Delicious

Free Summer Meals in Little Rock

Free summer meals give kids and teens energy to stay active when school is out. These programs also include educational and enrichment activities in addition to meals. This helps children learn and stay safe all summer long. Below is a map of the various sites in Little Rock offering FREE meals for youth ages 18 and younger. Summer Meals start June 3rd. Here is a list of meal sites open May 28-31st. For more information contact Kay Kay at kderossette@cals.org or call 501-918-3016.

Summer Meals Monday-Friday

  • Bale Elementary School located at 6501 West 32nd Ave.
    • Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
    • Lunch from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • Baseline Academy located at 3623 Baseline Road
    • Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
    • Lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Dodd Elementary located at 6423 Stagecoach Road
    • Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
    • Lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Geyer Springs Elementary School located at 5240 Mabelvale Pike Rd.
    • Breakfast from 7:15 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
    • 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Hall High School located at 6700 H. Street
    • Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
    • Lunch from 10:40 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Henderson Middle School located at 401 John Barrow Rd.
    • Breakfast from 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
    • Lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • King Elementary located at 905 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
    • Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
    • Lunch from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • McDermott Elementary located at 1200 Reservoir Road
    • Breakfast from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
    • Lunch from 12:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Otter Creek Elementary School located at 16000 Otter Creek Pkwy
    • Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
    • Lunch from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • Rockefeller Elementary & Early Childhood Center at 700 E. 17th St.
    • Breakfast from 7:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
    • Lunch from 10:15 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
  • Romine Elementary School located at 3400 Romine Road
    • Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
    • Lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Stephens Elementary School located at 3700 West 18th Street
    • Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
    • Lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
  • Terry Elementary School located at 10800 Mara Lynn Drive
    • Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
    • Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Watson Elementary School located at 7000 Valley Drive
    • Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
    • Lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • East Little Rock Community Center located at 2500 East 6th Street
    • Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
    • Lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
  • Dunbar Community Center located at 1001 W. 16th
    • Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
    • Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Billy Mitchell Boys and Girls Club at 3107 W. Capitol
    • Breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
    • Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Penick Boys and Girls Club at 1201 Leisure Place
    • Breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
    • Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Thrasher Boys and Girls Club at 3301 South State St.
    • Breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
    • Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Whetstone Boys and Girls Club at 46 Harrow Dr.
    • Breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
    • Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Little Rock Audubon Center located at 4500 Springer Blvd.
    • Breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
    • Lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Second Baptist Church located at 1709 John Barrow Rd.
    • Breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
    • Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Club ECO Kids located at 6014 Forbing Rd.
    • Breakfast 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
    • Lunch 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Greater Second Baptist Church located at 5615 Geyer Springs Road
    • Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the George Webb Family Life Gymnasium
    • Lunch from 11:30 am to 1:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall
  • F.E.E.D. First USA located at 6124 Baseline Road
    • Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
    • Lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Colonial Parc located at 5813 Baseline Road
    • Breakfast from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
    • Lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 1:05 p.m.
  • Spanish Valley located at 5300 Baseline Rd.   
    • Breakfast from 9:00 a.m. to 9:40 a.m.
    • Lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 1:10 p.m.
  • Whispering Hills located at 11500 Chicot Road
    • Breakfast from 9:00 a.m. to 9:40 a.m.
    • Lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 1:10 p.m.
  • ABC Adolescent Center located at 1805 E. 22nd St.
    • Breakfast from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
    • Lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Fab 44 located at 1200 Bishop Warren Dr.  
    • Breakfast from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
    • Lunch from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  
  • LRPD GEMS located at 6300 Hinkson Rd.
    • Breakfast 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
    • Lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Hunter United Church located at 5301 Romine Rd.  
    • Breakfast from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
    • Lunch from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
  • Fab 44 located at 4200 John Barrow Ste B  
    • Breakfast from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  
    • Lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Southern Pines located at 9500 S. Heights Rd.
    • Breakfast from 9:40 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.
    • Lunch from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
  • Spanish Jon located at 5001 W. 65th Street
    • Breakfast from 9:40 a.m. to 10:05 a.m.
    • Lunch from 1:15 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.
  • Rosewood located at 6600 Lancaster Rd.
    • Breakfast from 9:55 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
    • Lunch 1:25 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Autumn Parc located at 43 Warren Dr.
    • Breakfast from 9:55 a.m. to 10:25 a.m.
    • Lunch from 1:25 p.m. to 1:55 p.m.
  • My Sister’s Keeper located at 11700 Rainwood Suites A and B
    • Breakfast 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    • Lunch 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • . Moody Chapel located at 5630 Mabelvale Pike
    • Breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
    • Lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • West Central Community Center located at 4521 John Barrow Road
    • Breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
    • Lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Southwest Community Center located at 6401 Baseline Road
    • Breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
    • Lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Spanish Willow located at 7510 Geyer springs Rd.
    • Breakfast from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
    • Lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Williams Library located at 1800 Chester St.  
    • Breakfast from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
    • Lunch from 1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
  • War Memorial Park playground located at 5511 W. Markham St.
    • Lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)
  • Children’s Library and Learning Center located at 4800 W. 10th St.
    • Lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
    • Supper from 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • McMath Library located at 2100 John Barrow Road
    • Lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Rooker Library located at 11 Otter Creek Ct.
    • Lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Dee Brown Library located at 6325 Baseline Drive 
    • Lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Fletcher Library located at 823 N. Buchanan Street
    • Meals available from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Terry Library located at 2015 Napa Valley Dr.
    • Meal from 3:30 to 4:00 (Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday)
  • Main Library located at 100 Rock Street 
    • Meals on floors three and four from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Jim Dailey Fitness & Aquatic Center located at 300 South Monroe Street
    • Lunch on Fridays
  • We Care of Pulaski County located at 3523 Slinker Road
    • Breakfast 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
    • Lunch 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

ON SATURDAYS THE FOLLOWING locations OFFER FUN ACTIVITIES AND MEALS:

  • Williams Library
    • Breakfast from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
    • Lunch from 1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
  • Bee Jewels Dance located at 8925 Gardner Rd. Ste D   
    • Lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    • Snack from 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Children’s Library and Learning Center 
    • 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Main Library 
    • 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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Thank you

FREE summer meals are funded by the United State Department of Agriculture. Arkansas Department of Human Services administers the Summer Food Service Program with help from the following sponsors: Eco Kidz Project, Equal Heart, F.E.E.D. First USA, Greater Second Care Center, Moody Chapel, and We Care of Pulaski County. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Arkansas Department of Education administers the Seamless Summer program which funds the Little Rock School District’s summer meals. A big thank you to the Central Arkansas Library System, Little Rock Parks and Recreation, Community Programs, and Rock Region METRO for their commitment to combating hunger in our city.

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Be Mighty METRO

We are excited to have you participate in the Be Mighty METRO program this summer. Passes are available for anyone 18 and under. In order to receive your METRO pass, you must return a signed Be Mighty METRO permission form. Riders 11 and under are required to ride with a caregiver. Free METRO passes will be provided for caregivers of riders 11 and under. Be Mighty METRO passes provide participants unlimited rides on any Rock Region METRO route from June 1 to July 31, 2019. Participants must wear their Be Mighty wristband and Be Mighty Lanyard when riding Rock Region METRO. For more information about Be Mighty Little Rock visit www.BeMightyLittleRock.org. Share your summer stories with us by posting pictures on social media tagging Be Mighty and #EatPlayLearn.

Here is Where to Eat When Schools Close for Spring Break

While many families prepare to go out of town for a week of vacation, some families worry that they will not have enough food to put on the table.   Schools in Little Rock close for a week long vacation and many kids in our community rely on free breakfast and lunch at school.  Be Mighty Little Rock wants to help parents and caregivers become aware of the different locations around Little Rock with fun activities and food for youth ages 18 and under. Meal sites offer educational or enrichment activities in addition to meals, which enables children to learn and stay safe when school is out. A big thank you to USDA meal sponsors: F.E.E.D. First USA, Equal Heart, and Moody Chapel. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

The following locations offer meals Monday through Friday

  • Children’s Library and Learning Center located at 4800 W. 10th St.
    • Snack from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    • Meal from 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Moody Chapel located at 5630 Mabelvale Pike
    • 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • West Central Community Center located at 4521 John Barrow Road
    • 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Southwest Community Center located at 6401 Baseline Road
    • 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Colonial Parc located at 5813 Baseline Road
    • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • My Sister’s Keeper located at 11700 Rainwood Suites A and B
    • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Spanish Jon located at 5001 W. 65th Street
    • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Spring Valley located at 8701 Interstate 30
    • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Whispering Hills located at 11500 Chicot Road
    • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • F.E.E.D. First USA located at 6124 Baseline Road
    • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Williams Library located at 1800 Chester Street
    • 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Fletcher Library located at 823 N. Buchanan  Street
    • 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Sidney S. McMath Library located at 2100 John Barrow Road
    • 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Main Library located at 100 Rock Street 
    • Meals on floors three and four from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Dee Brown Library located at 6325 Baseline Drive 
    • 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m

The following libraries offer fun activities and meals on Saturdays

  • Williams Library
    • 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Children’s Library and Learning Center 
    • Snack from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (March 23rd only)
    • Meal from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
  • Main Library 
    • 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Here is a map of the various sites offering meals for youth ages 18 and under. For more information please email Kay Kay at kderossette@cals.org