Free Summer Food Program

Four kids happily eat a balanced meal together.

Feeding Bodies and Fueling Success: June 12 – August 11

For the fourth consecutive year, San José Public Library is excited to provide a 9-week summer meal program in collaboration with the Summer Reading Challenge. Seven branch libraries will host the Free Summer Food Program from June 12 to August 11, 2017. The Library has partnered with several organizations to help fuel San José children's futures through healthy meals, fun activities, and new friends.

Who Can Participate?

Any child 18 years and under can participate in the program to get their fill of food and fun, receiving nutritious meals and snacks, while also enjoying recreational and learning activities to keep their bodies and minds active.

Locations and Schedules

The Summer Food Program sites include seven branches with the following schedules:

Program Kick-off Event

Join us for a special kick-off celebration on Friday, June 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Edenvale Branch Library. All families are invited to enjoy a healthy lunch. The event will begin with a storytime featuring the San Jose Giants followed by opening remarks from Mayor Sam Liccardo, Councilmember Sergio Jimenez, City Librarian Jill Bourne, and YMCA CEO Sandy Berlin Walker.  The celebration will also include: Book giveaway, balloon sculpture, arts & crafts, and much more!  View pictures from last year's kick-off event.

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.



What a great program! I am so proud my community offers this to those that need it. Does the library need or accept additional financial donations for this program? If so, how can we donate?

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