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Children’s Summer Lunch Program

 

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Food for People’s Children’s Summer Lunch Program operates June through August, when school (and school lunch) is out. Sites for summer 2016 are posted below.

SITELOCATIONCITYDATESDAYSTIME
Pierson Park1608 Pickett Rd.McKinleyville6/20-8/26M-F12:00-1:00 PM
Two Feathers-NAFS1560 Betty Ct., Ste AMcKinleyville6/21-8/18Th12:00-1:00 PM
Two Feathers-NAFSSequoia ParkEureka6/21-8/18Tu-Wed12:00-1:00 PM
Redwood ParkRedwood Lodge, 12th St. entranceArcata6/20-8/26M-F12:30-1:00 PM
Arcata Elementary School2400 Baldwin St.Arcata6/20-8/24M-F12:00-12:30 PM
Camp Odyssey4556 Valley West Blvd. Arcata7/11-8/6M-F12:00-1:00 PM
Trinity Baptist Church2450 Alliance Rd.Arcata6/20-8/26M-F12:00-1:00 PM
Cooper Gulch ParkMyrtle & 8th St.Eureka6/20-8/12M-F12:00-12:30 PM
Food for People307 W.14th St.Eureka6/20-8/26M-F12:00-1:00 PM
John Ryan Youth Center1653 J St.Eureka6/20-8/12M-F12:00-1:00 PM
MARZ- Ink People23 5th St.Eureka6/20-8/26Tu-Fri12:00-1:00 PM
Morris Graves636 F St.EurekaVariesM-F11:00-11:30 AM
Boys & Girls Club3117 Prospect Ave.Eureka6/27-8/19M-F11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Boys & Girls Teen Center3015 J St.Eureka6/20-8/26M-F1:00-2:00 PM
Excel Summer Day Camp2089 Newburg Rd.Fortuna6/20-7/15M-F12:30-1:00 PM
Fortuna Summer Fun5 Park Street, Rohner ParkFortuna6/20-8/26M-F12:00-1:00 PM
Rio Dell Fireman's ParkW. Center & Wildwood Ave.Rio Dell6/27-8/26M-F12:15-12:45 PM
Scotia School417 Church St.Scotia6/27-8/26M-F1:00-1:30 PM
Dream Quest Willow Creek100 Country Club Drv., Ste BWillow Creek6/20-8/26M-F12:00-1:00 PM

Hoopa Tribal Education Association 

47 Orchard Ave.Hoopa6/20-8/26M-F12:00-1:00 PM
Manila Community ParkPark and LupinManila6/27-8/5M-F12:30-1:00 PM

 

To download our 2016 Children's Summer Lunch flyer with all sites and the lunch menu rotation, please click here. 

 

More about Children's Summer Lunch

The Children’s Summer Lunch Program provides a free sack lunch to low-income children on summer weekdays. During summer of 2015 we provided nearly 15,000 lunches at 21 sites throughout the county. Children 18 and younger may participate in the program by going to a designated lunch site during the meal service. No pre-registration for lunch is required.

53.3% of all Humboldt County school children qualify for the free or reduced price lunch program during the school year, but what do these young people eat when school is out? The Children’s Summer Lunch Program represents the nutritional link between the end of one school year and the beginning of another. Food for People partners with local parks and recreation programs, community centers and volunteers to provide healthy sack lunches at locations around the county.

Lunches are prepared daily by intergenerational volunteers at the Humboldt Senior Resource Center and then delivered by Food for People staff and community volunteers to all of the lunch sites.  Humboldt Transit Authority transports lunches each summer weekday on Southbound buses to Fortuna, Loleta, Rio Dell and Scotia and UPS transports lunches Eastbound to Willow Creek and Hoopa.  Collectively, staff and volunteers drive over 500 miles each day delivering meals to the distribution sites.

   

For more information, please call Food for People’s Child Nutrition Programs Coordinator at (707) 445-3166 ext. 309 or email csmith@foodforpeople.org.

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