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Free Summer Food Program - June 15-August 7

Four kids happily eat a balanced meal together.

Feeding Bodies and Fueling Success

For the sixth consecutive year, San José Public Library is excited to offer a 8-week summer meal program in collaboration with the library's Summer Learning program. Four branch libraries will provide a Grab and Go Meal option for the Free Summer Food Program June 15 through August 7. The Library has partnered with several organizations to help fuel San José's children and teens' futures through healthy meals and fun activities.

Who Can Participate?

Children and teens (ages 2–18) are invited can stop by a participating SJPL location and receive a nutritious meal during the summer, while also enjoying recreational and learning activities to keep their bodies and minds active. Adults accompanying a child can also receive a free meal.

Locations & Schedules

Every Monday - Friday from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM at:

Learn About the Nutritious Meals Prepared by Revolution Foods

Rev Foods takes pride in creating kid-friendly meals of the highest quality. Their ingredients contain real cheese, rBST-free dairy products, whole muscle meats, unbleached flour, and fresh fruit – just to name a few! None of their meals contain high fructose corn syrup or artificial ingredients (that means no fake colors, sweeteners, flavors, or preservatives). They exceed the federal regulations set by the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act regarding sodium, trans fat, and sugar limits.

Partnerships

Blog Category
Kids
Teens

Comments

Submitted by Ligia Oliveira on Fri, 06/12/2020 - 1:57 PM

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How would you be able to provide this service?

Submitted by Oscar Hernandez on Fri, 06/12/2020 - 5:07 PM

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Lunches can be picked up at the four branches via curbside/pickup between 11:30am-12:30pm. Each of the four branches, because of their different building layouts, will serve the meals slightly different. Most branches will have a table near their front entrance where staff will bring out the meals, when children and families approach and indicate they are there for the meals program.

Submitted by Theresa Forbes on Sat, 06/13/2020 - 7:02 PM

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Where can we donate for this program?

Submitted by Oscar Hernandez on Mon, 06/15/2020 - 4:17 PM

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Thank you for your interest in the library's Summer Food program! This is a USDA funded food program sponsored by the YMCA. While your offer is very generous, we are currently not seeking donations. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us.

Submitted by Myriam Valdivia on Sat, 06/13/2020 - 11:04 PM

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todos los niños deben estar presentes a la hora de recoger los almuerzos.

Submitted by Oscar Hernandez on Mon, 06/15/2020 - 2:54 PM

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Adultos pueden recoger comidas para los niños en casa. Simplemente indique cuántos hijos tiene.

Submitted by Thien on Wed, 06/17/2020 - 11:00 AM

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Hi, with COVID-19 and stay home order,
Can I leave my kids home and go pick up on their behalf?

Thanks!

Submitted by Oscar Hernandez on Thu, 06/18/2020 - 9:55 AM

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Parents not wishing to expose their children to risks can pick up meals for their children at home. Simply indicate at the branch how many meals you need for your children.

Submitted by kathy on Thu, 06/25/2020 - 12:23 PM

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I went to Edenvale branch at 11:45am today but didn't find anyone at the branch passing out meals. Did you guys moved to a different location?

Submitted by Oscar Hernandez on Thu, 06/25/2020 - 5:38 PM

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Lunch is still being served at Edenvale from 11:30 to 12:30. I reached out to Edenvale upon reading your comment and staff stated that they normally stay in a prominent place in the lobby, where patrons can see them as they approach for the lunch program. They must have stepped aside for a few minutes before you arrived. They expressed their apologies and gave their assurance that, moving forward, they will be more visible to participants of the lunch program. Please stop by tomorrow, they will be happy to serve you!

Submitted by Victoria on Sun, 06/28/2020 - 10:41 PM

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Hi is there a lunch menu available online? Thank you

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Lunch menus are not posted online, though each branch should post a paper copy of their weekly menus near the entrance.

Submitted by Jackie on Wed, 07/01/2020 - 12:05 PM

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Hello
I don’t want to sound ungrateful but I must express my frustration with this lunch program. This is the second time I’ve gone to pick up lunches advertised on your menu and they tell me they ran out at 11:35!! And give me snacks. This is not a lunch as advertised. I drive pretty far to get a nutritious meal for my kids and not celery sticks and cheese sticks. The lady told me she only had 11 meals!’ That’s not ok.

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Our apologies, our delivery of meals was short by two dozen meals today. In addition, we were delivered an excess of snacks. As the lunch program is a first come, first serve basis, the 11 meals ran out right away and we were resigned to giving out snacks. We hope to correct this with our vendor so that it does not happen again. We encourage you to come back and participate in the Summer Meals program.

Submitted by Tina on Wed, 07/01/2020 - 1:38 PM

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Do you have Nutritional Facts for the food or I can search for it somewhere online ? Thank you.

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Our food vendor is Revolution Foods and you can find more information on the meals we serve on their website: https://www.revolutionfoods.com/our-food/

Submitted by Brenda on Thu, 07/02/2020 - 11:55 AM

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Edenvale was out of lunches by 11:45am today.

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We only have a limited number of lunches on hand and the program is on a first come, first serve basis. We encourage patrons to participate as close to 11:30 as possible.

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