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Free summer meals for income-stretched families

 

To help families in the summer months when kids who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches don't get meals at school, Second Harvest Food Bank and a federal summer food program have set up 40 locations in San Mateo County where qualifying children, and in some locations, parents, can get free meals.

The program is free, no questions asked, and runs Mondays through Fridays, according to a Second Harvest spokesperson. Childrens' meals are paid for by the federal Summer Food Service Program and adult meals are covered by Second Harvest Food Bank.

Four sites are operating in the Almanac area:

● Atherton Library, at 2 Dinkelspiel Station in Atherton. Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9 a.m. and lunch, from 1 to 1:30 p.m. until Aug. 14.

● Selby Lane School at 170 Selby Lane in Atherton. Lunch is served from 12:15 to 12:30 p.m. until July 29.

● Belle Haven Elementary at 415 Ivy Drive in Menlo Park. Breakfast is served at 9 a.m. and lunch is served at 12:30 p.m. until July 22.

● Garfield School at 3600 Middlefield Road. Breakfast is served from 8:15 to 8:30 a.m., brunch runs from 10 to 10:20 a.m. and lunch is served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. until July 22.

At the Atherton Library and Belle Haven Elementary School, parents can also receive meals.

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