FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Contra Costa County Library
Contra Costa County Library serving free, healthy lunches to kids and teens
The Contra Costa County Library is serving free lunches to kids at eight library locations in the county this summer in an effort to prevent a summer nutrition gap. Many low-income children face nutrient deficiencies when school closes for the summer break.
“The ideal learning environment for children is one that includes a nutritious meal that allows them to focus on reading instead of hunger,” said Supervisor Karen Mitchoff. “The Library can help by providing the space and the food to help them succeed.”
Lunch at the Library is a project of the California Library Association, supported by the California State Library with funds from the State of California, to unite libraries and summer meal providers and keep kids healthy and engaged when school is out.
In addition to lunch, the libraries will offer a variety of free programs including board games, arts and crafts, musical performances, Legos, movies, and more. Lunches are free for kids and teens 18 and under. For more information about the Lunch at the Library program visit, ccclib.org/summer.
Lunch at the Library locations and schedule:
501 W. 18th Street
Monday through Thursday: 12 - 1 p.m.
June 10 – July 25
For more information, call (925) 757-9224
2900 Salvio Street
Tuesday and Thursdays: 1 - 2 p.m.
June 18 – July 18
For more information, call (925) 646-5455
991 Loring Avenue
Wednesdays and Fridays: 12 - 1 p.m.
June 12 – August 9
For more information, call (510) 787-2345
6510 Stockton Avenue
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 12 - 1 p.m.
June 11 – August 8
For more information, call (510) 526-7512
740 Court Street
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 12 - 1 p.m.
June 10 – July 31
For more information, call (925) 646-9900
80 Power Avenue
Tuesday through Friday: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
June 11 – August 2
For more information, call (925) 427-8390
220 Pacific Avenue
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1 - 2 p.m.
June 10 – August 8
For more information, call (510) 799-2606
San Pablo Library
13751 San Pablo Avenue
Monday through Thursday: 12 - 2 p.m.
June 10 – August 15
For more information, call (510) 374-3998
Meals for Lunch at the Library are provided by the Antioch Unified School District, Mount Diablo Unified School District, John Swett Unified School District, West Contra Costa Unified School District, Martinez Unified School District and the Pittsburg Unified School District.
For more information about the statewide Lunch at the Library program, visit https://lunchatthelibrary.org/.