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City of Oakland Serves over 90,000 Free Meals to Children this Summer

Date Posted: May 24th, 2022 @ 3:11 PM
Last Updated: May 25th, 2022 @ 11:28 AM

The City of Oakland will continue to provide free breakfast and lunch during the school break this year.

Approximately 33,000 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 City of Oakland’s Summer Food Service Program is resuming on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 with the addition of new partner sites and locations. More than 35 sponsored youth-serving sites throughout Oakland – including faith and community-based organizations – will offer free lunches, with breakfast also available at some sites.

All kids 18 and under, and adults with disabilities enrolled in a school program can receive meals. Free food distribution sites can also be found by using the CA Meals for Kids app for smartphones.

The full roster of Summer Food Service Program sites as of May 31, are included at the end of this release, and can be downloaded here.

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