San José Community Centers Provide Free Meals for Children through the Summer Food Service Program

Eligible children can receive free meals while school is not in session

Post Date: 06/01/2022 9:00 AM

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CONTACT Daniel Lazo, Public Information Manager, Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department 408-460-4468; daniel.lazo@sanjoseca.gov San José Community Centers Provide Free Meals for Children through the Summer Food Service Program

Eligible children can receive free meals while school is not in session SAN JOSE, Calif. (June 1, 2022)


Since 2010, San José community centers offer lunch and afternoon snacks at no cost to community youth during the summer, thanks to the City of San José Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department's (PRNS) participation in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

Per the U.S. Department of Agriculture, SFSP ensures that low-income youth continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Seven San José locations are among the approved SFSP sites that will serve more than 200 million free meals to children 18 years and under throughout the United States this summer.

To receive free meals, youth must be enrolled at an on-site summer camp and meet the income guidelines for reduced price meals in the National School Lunch Program. Children who are part of households that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), California Work Opportunity and Responsibility for Kids (CalWORKs), Kinship Guardian Assistance Payment (Kin-GAP), or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) benefits are automatically eligible to receive free meals.

Meals will be provided to eligible children at the following sites:


Bascom Community Center 1000 S. Bascom Ave. San José, CA 95128 June 21 to Aug. 12, 2022Lunch - 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Snack - 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.


Emma Prusch Farm Park 647 S. King Rd. San José, CA 95116 June 6 to Aug. 19, 2022

Lunch - 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Snack - 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.


Mayfair Community Center 2039 Kammerer Ave. San José, CA 95116 June 13 to Aug. 5, 2022

Lunch - 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Snack - 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.


Roosevelt Community Center 901 East Santa Clara St. San José, CA 95116 June 13 to Aug. 5, 2022

Lunch - 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Snack - 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.


Seven Trees Community Center 3590 Cas Dr. San José, CA 95111 June 13 to Aug. 5, 2022

Lunch - 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Snack - 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.


Welch Park Neighborhood Center Kenesta Wy. San José, CA 95122 June 13 to Aug. 5, 2022

Lunch - 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Snack - 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.


Starbird Youth Center 1050 Boynton Ave. San José, CA 95117 June 13 to Aug. 5, 2022L

unch - 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Snack - 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.SF

About San José Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) oversees 10 regional parks, 199 neighborhood parks, 290 park playgrounds, 48 community centers, and 62 miles of trails. It has one of the most diverse service models of any agency of its type. ActivateSJ, PRNS’ latest strategic work plan, is committed to establishing healthy communities that inspire belonging by following the guiding principles of stewardship, nature, equity & access, identity and public life. For more information, please visit activatesj.org.