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Oakland Opens Annual Summer Food Program

Date Posted: June 7th, 2021 @ 2:02 PM
Last Updated: June 15th, 2021 @ 5:10 PM
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Today, the City of Oakland Human Services Department, Summer Food Service Program continued an annual tradition providing free breakfast and lunch for the community during the school summer break.

Approximately 20,000 children in the Oakland community depend on free and reduced-cost school meals during the school year. However, most families struggle to replace those meals for their children during the summer months. The City’s Summer Food Service Program bridges the meal gap by providing access to nutritious meals at convenient locations throughout Oakland while school is out of session.

The Oakland Human Services Department’s Summer Food Service Program is open June 7 – August 6 with the addition of new partner sites and locations. More than 20 sponsored youth-serving sites throughout Oakland – including faith and community-based organizations – will offer free breakfast and lunch.

All children 18 and under, and adults with disabilities enrolled in a school program can receive meals. Sites can also be found by using the CA Meals for Kids app for smartphones to locate a free food distribution site.

More information:


Media Contact

Liston Hulse
Human Services Department
(510) 238-7496

L. Autumn King
Office of the City Administrator

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