Mayor Purzycki Announces Expanded Food Distribution System
Parks and Recreation adds more sites to meet demand for meals
NOTE: This news release, which was issued yesterday, is being re-issued today because, while the food sites listed are correct, some of the addresses of the sites were listed incorrectly.
Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki and Parks and Recreation Director Kevin F. Kelley Sr. have announced that new food sites have been added to the City’s meal distribution system which began a few weeks ago. Now, even more children and teenagers (any child under 18 years of age) can receive a combined breakfast and lunch meal and in some cases, a dinner. The so-called “grab and go” meal sites are in addition to regular after-school food sites available around Wilmington.
“We continue to work to ensure that every young person who needs a meal can get one within a reasonable distance from their home,” said Mayor Purzycki, “and we’ll add sites as needed in the future.” The Mayor said more than 35,000 meals have been delivered since March 17 at multiple locations around City.
Parks and Recreation Director Kelley said beginning today and Thursday this week, two sites – the William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center on North Madison Street, and Youth Empowerment on Sycamore Street – will start providing dinners on a trial basis between the hours of 4:30 and 5:50 p.m. A complete list of distribution sites is as follows:
|3rd and Connell Park||3rd and Connell Streets||10 – 11:30 a.m.|
|4thand Rodney Tot Lot||300-398 North Rodney Street||Noon – 2 p.m.|
|Ark South Learning Center||601 South Heald Street||10 – 11:30 a.m.|
|Ark Summer Camp||534 Vandever Avenue||10 – 11:30 a.m.|
|Beacon of Hope||4001 North Market Street||11 – 1 p.m.|
|Brown Chihocki Park||9th Avenue and Duncan Streets||12 – 12:30 p.m.|
|Clifford Brown Walk||Clifford Brown Walk and 9th Street||10 – 11:30 a.m.|
|Eastlake Park||30th and North Madison Streets||10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.|
|Father Tucker Park||9th and North Scott Streets||Noon – 2 p.m.|
|Helen Chambers Park||6th and North Madison Streets||Noon – 2 p.m.|
|Howard High School||1300 Clifford Brown Walk||10 a.m. – 1 p.m.|
|Johnny’s Market Parking Lot||1116 Maryland Avenue||10 a.m. – 1 p.m.|
|Kingswood Community Center||2300 Bowers Street||Noon – 2 p.m.|
|Kosciusko Park||South Broom and Maple Streets||Noon – 2 p.m.|
|LJ’s Playpen Academy, Inc.||2601 Carter Street||Noon – 2 p.m.|
|Michael’s Playground||Stroud and Wright Streets||12:45 – 1:15 p.m.|
|Neighborhood House Inc.Southbridge||1218 B Street||11 a.m. – 1 p.m.|
|One Love Park||24th and Tatnall Streets||10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.|
|Police Athletic League||3707 North Market Street||10 – 11:30 a.m.|
|West End Neighborhood House||710 North Lincoln Street||11 a.m. – 1 p.m.|
|William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center||501 North Madison Street||Tues. / Thurs. 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.|
|Woodlawn Library||2020 West 9th Street||10 – 11:30 a.m.|
|Youth Empowerment||1009 Sycamore Street||M/W/F 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Tues. / Thurs. 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
4th & Rodney Tot Lot is a "Grab and Go" distribution location in West Center City, Wilmington.
"Grab and Go" meals being handed out at the 4th & Rodney Tot Lot in West Center City, Wilmington.
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