Starting today, children under the age of 18 can eat a free breakfast, lunch and dinner at one of 60 locations in West Contra Costa County during the summer.
The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) food services program will serve meals through Wednesday, Aug. 14 as part of the Seamless Summer Feeding Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
They’ll be present in various areas providing access to low-income residents, from school campuses to community and faith centers and government facilities. We recently reported that meal sites include county libraries.
Today, the district held a kick-off event at the WCCUSD Nutrition Cener at 750 Bissell Ave.
“Many of our children, who rely on school breakfast and lunch during the school year, do not have the energy they need during the summer,” WCCUSD Director of Food Services Barbara Jellison said in a statement.
Summer meals will be served in low-income areas or at sites serving low-income children. A list of locations and menus can be found online at www.wccusd.net/summermeals.