The Columbia/Boone County Health Department & the City of Columbia are teaming up again for "Lunch in the Park", a free service offered to children.

The program runs June 1-July 31, Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Douglass Park.  

There are a few new features to the program this year:

  • Hot meals will be served on Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • Children can take their meals home; they are not required to stay & eat in the park as in previous years

All volunteers are following the necessary guidelines as provided by the Health Department.  

For additional information, call Heather at VAC at 573-874-2273.


  • Starting Monday, June 1st, 2020, repeats every day until Friday, July 31, 2020 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm


Douglass Park

400 N Providence Road
Columbia, MO 65203