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New sites for program that feeds 2,000 students daily

pallets of canned goods on a warehouse floor
Clay County Emergency Management

The number of places for Jacksonville students to obtain after-school meals is increasing.

Starting Monday, the Child Care Food Program provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture will operate at 31 sites in Jacksonville through May 27, up from 29. It feeds about 2,000 Jacksonville students daily, the city says

At each location students can receive free, nutritious meals after school hours on weekdays.

The two new locations are the Boys and Girls Club at the Clanzel Brown Community Center, 4575
Moncrief Road, and the Afterschool Program at Abyssinia Missionary Baptist Church, on 10325 Interstate
Center Drive.

Jacksonville Child Care Food Program locations:

  • 33rd Street Police Athletic League, 2165 West 33rd St., 32209.
  • America’s Little Leaders, 1527 Gandy St., 32208.
  • Beaches Boys and Girls Club, 820 Seagate Ave., 32250.
  • Boys and Girls Club at River City Science Academy, 7565 Beach Blvd., 32216.
  • Cornerstone Day School, 9039 Beach Blvd., 32216.
  • Don’t Miss a Beat at Edith Brown Ford, 2839 W. Beaver St., 32254.
  • Eastside Police Athletic League, 1050 Franklin St., 32206.
  • Foundation Academy Afterschool Program, 3675 San Pablo Road S, 32224,
  • Henry T. Jones Community Center, 3856 Grant Road, 32207,
  • Global Outreach Charter Academy, 8985 Lone Star Road, 32211,
  • Johnnie Walker Community Center, 2500 W. 20th St., 32209,
  • Joshua Christian Academy, 924 St. Clair St., 32254.
  • Julian Barrs Community Center, 10151 Crystal Springs Road, 32221,
  • MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation, 1096 West 6th St., 32209.
  • Mallison Park Police Athletic League, 441 Day Ave., 32254.
  • Mary Lena Gibbs Community Center, 6974 Wilson Blvd., 32210.
  • Mitchell Community Center, 1010 Acorn St., 32209.
  • Monument Police Athletic League, 3450 Monument Road, 32225.
  • NFL YET Boys & Girls Club, 555 W. 25th St., 32206.
  • River City Science Academy Elementary, 7450 Beach Blvd., 32216.
  • Sanctuary on 8th Street, 120 Eighth Street E, 32206.
  • THD 24 Hr. Christian Learning Center, 5013 Broadway Ave., 32254.
  • The Boys & Girls Club at Southwind Villas ,8711 Newton Road Building 14, 32216.
  • The Bridge Boys & Girls Club, 1824 Pearl St., 32206.
  • The Carpenter’s Shop, 1601 University Blvd., 32211.
  • Victory Pointe Boys & Girls Clubs, 6750 Ramona Blvd., 32205.
  • Vision of Excellence at McGirts Creek, 8435 118th St., 32244.
  • Wayman Academy of the Arts, 1176 Labelle St. 32205.
  • Woodland Acres Boys and Girls Clubs (Baxter Luther), 191 Pecan St., 32211.
  • The Boys and Girls Club at Clanzel Brown Community Center, 4575 Moncrief Road, 32209.
  • Abyssinia Missionary Baptist Church Afterschool Program, 10325 Interstate Center Drive, 32218.
Reporter Raymon Troncoso joined WJCT News in June of 2021 after concluding his fellowship with Report For America, where he was embedded with Capitol News Illinois covering Illinois state government with a focus on policy and equity. You can reach him at (904) 358-6319 or Rtroncoso@wjct.org and follow him on Twitter @RayTroncoso.