Media Release
Media Release
Press Contact: Mary Kay Clunies-Ross, Public Information Officer, City of Berkeley, (510) 981-7008

FREE MEALS FOR BERKELEY YOUTH, AGES 18 AND YOUNGER
Summer Lunch Program begins June 20

Berkeley, California (Tuesday, April 05, 2011) - Children who are 18 years old or younger are invited to eat free in Berkeley from June 20-August 19. Since school meals are not available during summer vacation, the City of Berkeley, in collaboration with the State of California Department of Education, will offer free summer lunches and snacks at sites across the City. Children can rely on the Summer Food Program to provide nutritious food that will assist them to grow to their full potential, and Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Department staff members supervise the seven sites.

All of the City of Berkeley Summer Food sites offer recreational activities. Youth simply show up at the site during the time meals are being served, and enjoy good company and a delicious meal.

June 20 - August 19
Lunch Served 11am -- 1pm 
Snack Served 2pm -- 3pm

  • James Kenney Community Center 1720 8th Street
  • MLK Jr. Youth Center, 1730 Oregon Steet
  • Frances Albrier Community Center,  2800 Park Street  
  • Harrison Street Skate Park, 5th and Harrison Street  
  • Black Repertory Theater Group, 3210 Adeline Street 
  • Malcolm X Elementary School, 1731 Prince St.
  • Berkeley Youth Alternatives/ Strawberry Creek Park, 1255 Allston Way  

Residents with questions can contact Ginsi Bryant at (510) 981-6674.

NOTE: In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture Policy, this institution is prohibited for discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA Director Office of Civil Rights 1400 Independance Ave SW Washington D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA and NSD are equal opportunity providers and employers.

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