How we serve.


Our Mission

Go, Lunch! -- Columbus Recreation and Parks' Summer Food Program offers free, nutritionally balanced meals during the Summer months at our community centers along with other various locations. (Dates and times can vary.)

Last Summer, over 472,000 meals were served at over 230 locations in the Columbus area. These meals are served to anyone between the ages of 1–18. Meals are also available for anyone ages 18-21 who have been determined by a state or local public educational agency to be mentally or physically disabled and involved in an independent education program.



We are committed to providing safe locations for children to eat, play and learn. It is our belief that all children and youth deserve healthy meals and the chance to keep learning when school is not is session.
— Tony Collins, Director of the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department


Our Strawberry Food Truck can be found at Go, Lunch! sites throughout the city this summer offering delicious hot dogs and burgers.  

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.