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.  *No registration is required*

Locations and Schedules

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

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?

Hi Andrea, Thank you for your interest in supporting our Summer Lunch Program. You can donate to the program by mailing a check attention to Jo Patterson to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 150 E. San Fernando St. San Jose, CA 95112. The check will need to be made out to the San Jose Public Library and in the memo please indicate it's for the meal program. We appreciate your generous donation.

Theres a norovirus outbreak at Terrell, Hacienda and Muir schools.They should start the pogrom later so kids at norovirus schools dont infect people at the feeding schools.They have the playground taped off so kids cant use them, so they shouldnt come t the library either.

please post lunch menu online for EP library in particular. Thanks.

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