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Alameda County Social Services
North Oakland Office
2000 San Pablo Ave
Oakland CA 94612

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The Social Services Agency's
Free Summer Lunch Program for Kids & Teens ages 18 and Under:
June 20 through August 8, 2019

We have an appetite to serve!

Parents, bring your kids ages 18 and under to enjoy a FREE tasty and healthy lunch, prepared by the innovative SchoolFoodies!

Thursday, June 20 through Thursday, August 8, 2019
Drop in anytime weekdays between 11:00 a.m. -- 1:00 p.m.
No pre-registration needed.
**Note --there will be no meal service on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.**


Eastmont Self-Sufficiency Center
6955 Foothill Blvd--Suite 100, Oakland 94605
1st floor - Patio area
Free parking lot on-site.

Eden Area Multi-Service Center
24100 Amador St, Hayward 94544
1st floor -- Room 118 (Enter through Waiting Area 108, facing cafe)
Parking lot is 75 cents per hour.

Please view the site rules below for participation guidelines.

Questions? Contact Andrea Wong, Office of Public Affairs at (510) 271-9163 or

About the Free Summer Lunch Program

Drawing inspiration from the nationwide “No Kid Hungry” campaign, which seeks to end childhood hunger in America, the Social Services Agency (SSA) is committed to connecting children with nutritious food.  For 1 out of 3 children in Alameda County who face the threat of hunger, the stability and nutrition offered through school-sponsored food programs end when school lets out for summer vacation. SSA offers the free lunch program as a sponsor of the California Department of Education’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). SFSP aims to alleviate the nutrition gap during the summer months for children living in geographic areas where at least 50 percent of the students are eligible to receive free or reduced-price school meals.  SFSP sites include schools, camps, Indian tribal governments, private non-profit agencies, as well as municipal, state, county, or local government offices.

SSA Lunch Site Rules

  • Always wash your hands with soap before eating!
  • Meals are for children & teens only.  No one over age 18 will be served a meal.
  • Meals must be eaten in the designated dining area.  Food cannot be taken from this site.
  • Lunch will only be served between 11:00 a.m. -- 1:00 p.m.
  • Meals are provided on a first-come, first-served basis and while supplies last.
  • Young children must be attended by a parent or adult caregiver while eating on site.
  • The daily menu will be posted at the site. No modifications are available.
  • Adults cannot eat at this site.
  • Please be respectful and courteous to your fellow diners.
  • Throw away your trash when you are finished with lunch!

Other Free Summer Meal Sites for Kids

The Summer Food Service Program operates nationally and throughout California. Here are ways that families can find free meal sites and other food resources nearest to them: 

Search online at
Type in an address, and this online mapping tool will show the nearest free summer lunch sites for children.

Text the word 'FOOD'" to 877877. When prompted, text your address or zip code to receive the location and service times of up to three nearby summer meals sites.

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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