The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank will launch its 15th Annual Summer Meal Program. Due to COVID-19, Grab and Go Meals will be offered for Summer Lunch 2020 at a total of 22 locations. Starting Monday June 1 through August 20, all children are welcomed to participate in Grab and Go breakfast and lunch. The program will run until students return to school, providing a nutritious midday meal to children who would normally receive a school lunch.
This year, the Summer Meal Program will serve more than 2,500 meals a day at more than 22 distribution sites, including Boys and Girls Clubs, summer schools, the Salvation Army, and community centers. The Summer Food Service Program SFSP is a federally-funded nutrition program for children facing hunger during the summer months.
The Food Bank’s Child Nutrition program provides well-balanced meals and food kits for children facing hunger all year long. Access to healthy food helps prevent nutritional deficiencies that could turn into lifelong health problems such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes. It also establishes healthy eating habits and provides the nutrition needed to concentrate and perform well in school. Early access to healthy meals supports strong educational development, which in turn sets kids up for a successful future full of opportunity and promise.
To learn more about how your child can receive free, nutritious lunches this summer, including details about open, restricted open, service times, and types of meals offered, please visit LAFoodBank.org/summerlunch.
“Open” sites provide meals to all children, without any eligibility documentation, who are 18 years of age and younger. “Restricted Open” sites are open to all children on a first-come, first-served basis and may restrict access due to space, security, safety or control.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, the Food Bank is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
If you are unable to locate a summer lunch site near you from the above list, contact 2-1-1. For immediate assistance, contact the Food Bank’s Child Nutrition Department at 323.234.3030 ext. 203.