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Summer Break Free Meals in Berkeley
Last year, my bill SB 364, Free School Meals for All, established California as the first state in the nation to offer two free meals each day to all K-12 public school students while school is in session. With schools recessing for the summer, the city of Berkeley and Berkeley Unified School District have taken up the charge and are offering free meals during the summer break at numerous locations for youth ages 18 and younger.
Below is a list of the free summer meals sites in Berkeley. Previously, I sent a separate email that listed free summer meal sites in Oakland, San Leandro, and Emeryville. I will also send separate emails that list summer meal sites in Alameda and in West Contra Costa County, including Richmond.
The below free summer meals sites operated by either the city or BUSD are open to all youth 18 and under.
Berkeley Arts Magnet, 2015 Virginia St., M-F Breakfast: 9-9:30 a.m.; Lunch: noon-1 p.m., 6/6-8/9
Berkeley High School, 1980 Allston Way, M-F Breakfast: 9-9:30 a.m., Lunch: noon-12:30 p.m., 6/13-7/22
Frances Albrier Community Center, 2800 Park St., M-F Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Snack: 2-3 p.m., 6/6-7/29
James Kenney Community Center, 1720 8th St., M-F Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Snack: 2- p.m., 6/6-7/29
Longfellow Middle School, 1522 Ward St., M-F Breakfast: 9-9:30 a.m., Lunch: noon-12:30 p.m., 6/16-7/15
MLK Youth Services Center/YAP, 1730 Oregon St., M-F Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Snack 3-4 p.m., 6/6-7/29
Rosa Parks Elementary, 920 Allston Way, M-F Breakfast: 9-9:30 a.m., Lunch: 12:30-1 p.m., 6/6-8/9
Strawberry Creek Park, 1255 Allston Way, M-F Lunch 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Snack 2-3 p.m., 6/6-8/5
Washington Elementary School, 2300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, M-F Breakfast: 9-9:30 a.m., Lunch: 12:30-1 p.m., 6/6-8/9
West Campus Pool, 2100 Browning St., Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Snack: 2-3 p.m., 6/6-7/29
You can find more information about the city of Berkeley's free summer meals program here, and for more on BUSD's program, go here.
Please share this list with families in need. No child should go hungry just because school is out of session.
It is an honor serving you in the state Senate.
Nancy Skinner State Senator, District
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