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Free Summer Meals for Children in Contra Costa County

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by CC News
Summer Meals

PLEASANT HILL, CA — This summer, no child should go hungry in Contra Costa County as agencies team up with the United States Department of Agriculture’s SUN Meals program to offer free breakfast and lunch to kids ages 2-18 at various locations throughout the county.

The free summer meals are available to any child aged 18 and under, no application or other information needed.

The Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) has compiled a list of free meal locations and other local food resources to assist families during the summer break.

“As food prices continue to rise, I hope families can take advantage of the Summer Food Service Program to help feed their families and stretch their grocery dollars during the summer months,” Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey said. “Several school districts are working with the USDA and community partners to provide free, convenient meals and snacks for kids during the summer at schools, parks, libraries, and other neighborhood locations.”

Find Free Meal Locations

Families can locate nearby meal distribution sites and pick-up details on the California Department of Education website and through local school district websites:

Contra Costa County Libraries Offer Free Meals

Some of Contra Costa County’s libraries are offering free meals to children over the summer. Libraries serve as convenient and safe places for kids to receive meals while also offering a range of activities and resources to keep kids engaged over the summer. For detailed information on library locations and pick-up times, visit the Contra Costa County Libraries events page.

Ensuring Healthy Meals for All Children

The California Department of Social Services has introduced the SUN Bucks or Summer EBT program to assist income-eligible families in purchasing food over the summer.

CCCOE encourages families and community members to utilize these resources and to spread the word about the available food resources that can help families bridge the gap between summer and the start of the new school year.

About Contra Costa County Office of Education 

One of 58 counties in California, Contra Costa County (CCCOE) has the 11th largest public-school student population in the state (approximately 169,225 students). Officially established in 1932, CCCOE has a long history of providing direct services to some of our county’s most vulnerable students, including young people who are incarcerated, homeless, or in foster care, as well as students who have severe physical or emotional challenges. 

CCCOE also provides support services to schools and school districts in Contra Costa County; services that can be handled most effectively and economically on a regional basis rather than by each of the county’s 286 schools or 18 school districts. These services range from budget approval and fiscal support to technology infrastructure, communication support, and high-level professional development opportunities for educators. CCCOE maintains a website at www.cocoschools.org

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