By Katy Murphy
Thursday, June 14th, 2007 at 5:56 pm in Uncategorized.
During the long summer months, all kids between the ages of 1 and 18 – regardless of family income — can eat for free during the weekdays through a federally-funded summer lunch program. The meals are bureaucracy-free. No need to register or bring any paperwork.
In Oakland, 39 schools will serve meals as well as other community centers. All of the sites offer lunch, but only some will provide breakfast.
In Berkeley, four schools will be serving hot, nutritious breakfasts at 8 a.m. Children do not need to be enrolled in a district summer program or to qualify for the Free and Reduced Meal program to participate, said Mark Coplan, a district spokesman.
“The more participation, the more children that we serve, the better,” Coplan said. The four participating schools are King Middle School, Thousand Oaks Elementary School, Cragmont Elementary School, Willard Middle School.
Call (800) 870-3663 for locations in Oakland and throughout Alameda County, as well as meal times and other information, such as whether a place serves a full breakfast, a snack or just lunch.