The Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD) After School Meal Program for youth, ages 1 to 18, has begun its second year. The program offers free snacks and suppers to youth during the school year (September 3, 2013 through May 16, 2014). This program is currently available at 49 HPARD Community Centers and 23 Independent Provider sites. To receive a free meal and snack at an HPARD Community Center, children must be registered in the After School Enrichment Program.

Snacks will be served to youth participants from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., and suppers are served from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday only. Registration for HPARD’s After School Enrichment Program and After School Meal Program is ongoing. Parents/guardians can register their children by contacting the HPARD Community Center manager or the manager of a participating provider site. Participating District K sites include:
1. Almeda Park Community Center, 14201 Almeda School Rd., 77047 (Hiram Clarke)
2. Linkwood Park Community Center, 3699 Norris St., 77025 (Braeswood)
3. Marian Park Community Center, 11000 South Gessner Rd., 77071 (Brays Oaks)
4. Platou Community Center, 11655 Chimney Rock Rd., 77053 (Westbury)
5. Townwood Park Community Center, 3403 Simsbrook Dr., 77045 (Hiram Clarke)
6. Windsor Village Park Community Center, 14441 Croquet St., 77085 (Hiram Clarke)
7. Weekly YMCA Afterschool, 7101 Stella Link, 77025 (Braeswood)
8. Fort Bend Boys and Girls Club, 5525 Hobby St., 77053 (Fort Bend Houston)

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