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Special Event Details

Summer Meals 2022

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Dates: 6/29/2022 - 9/2/2022

Queens Public Library is providing free summer lunch at multiple branch locations.

Starting June 28th through September 2nd, the Summer Meals Program is available throughout New York City to anyone ages 18 years old and under. No registration, documentation, or ID is necessary to receive a free lunch meal.

Volunteers are needed to distribute meals and help manage the daily operation of the lunch program. Specifically, volunteers will inventory the pre-packaged meals, room setup and clean-up, monitor the serving temperature of meals to ensure food safety protocols, and track quantities distributed.

Additionally, volunteers may be asked to assist with the summer reading program including supporting activities conducted during or after the lunch program; or assist with checking in returned materials (i.e. books, DVD’s, CD’s), shelving books when needed, setting up promotional displays, mending books, cataloging items, and preparing reserve materials for pick-up.


  • Open to ages 14 or older
  • Must be comfortable working with young children (4-6) and/or school-aged children (7-12).
  • Friendly and dependable
  • Must be available at least 2-3 days a week from 12:30pm - 2:30pm; additional service hours may be available based on location and need
  • Available between June 28th - September 2nd