FREE Lunches at local East BAY Libraries

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that low-income children under the age of 18, continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. During the school year, 21 million children nationally receive free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch. But when school is out, many of the children relying on these school meals, go hungry. Summer Meal Programs help close that gap.

Currently, the program is underutilized. Nationally, only one out of six children who receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year continues to receive meals during the summer months. Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) has tracked and supported efforts to improve participation and to strengthen SFSP. Help spread the word and make sure these children continue to receive the food and nutrition they need.

Who Can Participate?

  • Anyone 18 years and under can receive a nutritious meal during the summer at any of our participating locations: Newark, San Lorenzo, and Union City Libraries.
  • Meals are provided on a first come, first served basis.
  • No sign ups, application, income verification, or identification are needed.

Newark Library

6300 Civic Terrance Ave

Newark, Ca 94560

June 18 – August 16, 2018. Every Monday – Thursday from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

San Lorenzo Library

395 Paseo Grande

San Lorenzo CA 94580

June 18 – July 19, 2018 (Depending on need, the program may be extended to August 9).  Every Monday – Thursday from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Union City Library

34007 Alvarado Niles Rd

Union City CA 94587

June 25 – August 2, 2018 (No meals will be served during the week of July 2 – 6). Every Monday – Thursday from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Here is Newark library, Civic Park Lunch Menu and Rules:


Article in Spanish, Lonches Gratis en la area de la Bahia

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