City expands meal distribution at Recreation Centers

  • Expanded sites offer additional support to families with children in need due to reduced DPSCD meal distribution


Meal pickup

Many of Detroit’s children rely on their schools to provide daily meals. Since schools closed 2 weeks ago, the City of Detroit and its Dept. of Recreation has provided nearly 30,000 meals to Detroit children.

Starting Monday, we’re adding 3 additional recreation centers to our curbside food distribution program, and increasing the number of meals we’re serving to ensure we’re meeting the need in our community.


Meals are offered, Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at these locations:

  • Adams Butzel Family Center, 10500 Lyndon
  • Farwell Recreation Center, 2711 Outer Dr E
  • Kemeny Recreation Center, 2260 S. Fort St.
  • Patton Recreation Center, 2301 Woodmere (starting March 30)

These additional recreation centers will offer meal pick up on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

  • Crowell Recreation Center, 16630 Lahser 
  • Lasky Recreation Center, 13200 Fenelon


This move will allow the City of Detroit to serve nearly 40,000 meals to Detroit children every week.  You can find a complete listing of places where Detroit children, families, and seniors can pick up meals and groceries on the City’s website at


Media Contact
Jeremy Thomas
(313) 938-5078
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