Oakland's Summer Food Service Program

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) delivers free breakfast and lunch during summer break by providing access to nutritious meals at convenient locations throughout the city while school is out of session. Healthy meals help children get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow - and this makes children better prepared to start another school year.


In partnership with community organizations, Oakland SFSP serves healthy snacks and meals to low-income children and teens.

COVID-19 Update

Summer Food Service Program begins Monday, June 1, 2020. More than 20 sponsored youth-serving sites throughout Oakland – including community-based organizations, Oakland Housing Authority sites, and City of Oakland recreation centers will offer free breakfast and lunch for “Grab and Go” pick up and “Drive Thru” food distribution. All food distributions are with no contact and social distancing.

Parents and guardians may pick up meals for multiple days without children present. There are no program requirements or paperwork to complete to benefit from the program. All kids 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.

Press Release

May 31, 2020

Oakland’s Summer Lunch Program Launches

The City of Oakland Human Services Department announced the beginning of the Summer Food Service Program to provide free breakfast and lunch during the school break.

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