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Summer Lunch Program

We provide nutritious, free meals to kids throughout the summer.


Our Summer Lunch Program, which has been serving the County since 1994, provides youth with free, healthy meals at local parks all summer long. For some, the lunch we provide is the only balanced meal they will eat throughout the day.


The Summer Lunch Program is a true community effort. The Cortland City School District prepares all food according to Health Department nutritional standards. RSVP volunteers serve meals. Officers from the Cortland City Police Department visit the sites and engage with the youth.

"RSVP and its volunteers have had a long-standing relationship with Catholic Charities and its Summer Lunch Program. RSVP volunteers enjoy this volunteer job that provides a needed service to the community, as well as working with the youth of Cortland County."  - Cindy Stout, RSVP

We are always looking for support in continuing this valuable program.

Sponsorships and donations are welcome and greatly appreciated.