Free Summer Food Program

Four kids happily eat a balanced meal together.

Feeding Bodies and Fueling Success: June 11 – August 10

For the fifth consecutive year, San José Public Library is excited to provide a 9-week summer meal program in collaboration with the library's Summer Learning program. Seven branch libraries will host the Free Summer Food Program from June 11 to August 10, 2018. 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?

Any person 18 years and under 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.

Locations & Schedules

Every Monday from 1:00 - 2:00 PM & Tuesday - Friday from 12:00 - 1:00 PM at:

Every Monday - Friday from 1:00 - 2:00 PM at:

Volunteer Opportunities

This program relies on the work of dedicated volunteers. If you are interested, sign up as a Summer Lunch Program Assistant to help distribute lunch.

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.

Program Kick-off Event

You're invited to the kick-off celebration on Thursday, May 31, 2018, from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM at Educational Park Branch Library. The event will begin with a storytime featuring Q from the San Jose Earthquakes followed by opening remarks from Councilmember Lan Diep, City Librarian Jill Bourne, and representatives from YMCA and Second Harvest Food Bank.  The celebration will also include a book giveaway and a variety of fun activities. View pictures from last year's kick-off event.



So no braunshcweiger or kottbullar??Shucks!

Why isn’t Evergreen Branch Library ever included in this program. There are a lot of kids and families that don’t have transportation and could walk there for lunch. I now for a fact that this area would also appreciate it as much as the other locations.

Evergreen has really good bus routes.They don't really need it close by, i guess.They can still get there pretty easily

please include Rose Garden Library

Please include Evergreen Library. Thank you.

How do I donate?!? This is so rad!! Thank you so much for making this program happen!!

Educational Park Library - food was ran out on second day. Many kids did not get food today.


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