San Diego County: Library will again serve free summer lunches

From Valley Roadrunner

” The Valley Center Library will be serving FREE Summer Lunches every day, Monday through Friday for all children and teens under 18 years old.Free lunches start on Monday, June 13, and run through Friday, July 22. The Free Lunch program is open to all and there are no restrictions or paperwork you have to provide to attend.Parents and caregivers over the age of 18 are encouraged to bring their own lunches and are not allowed to eat any por- tion of the child’s meal, per the Feeding America guidelines. All meals need to be eaten during lunchtime. If there are any items left over on the shared table, families may take them home after 1 p.m. when lunchtime is over.The Free Lunch program benefited over 50 children last year and has the capacity to expand to 75 children. The library will also be receiving free Friday morning produce drops that offer bundles of fresh fruit and potatoes to all (no age restrictions) on a first come first served basis.This program provides critical support throughout the summer to ensure that kids and families are getting the nutrition they need to live healthy and productive lives. The lunches and snacks help San Diego area children facing food insecurity over summer.”