Reed Sandridge
Photo: Reed Sandridge

Berkeley is facilitating free lunches and snacks for under-18-year-olds this summer at locations across the city.

In the Berkeley Unified School District, 42 percent of students receive free or reduced lunch during the school year, which is easily accessible when school is in session but can become difficult to find during the summer. City Councilwoman Linda Maio recently sent an email to her district asking her constituents to spread the word about the free summer lunch program.

Berkeleyside has created a map, above, that shows where the lunches are distributed. Below is a list of the dates and locations of the free lunch and snack programs.

Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and snack is served from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at all locations.

The locations for free lunches and snacks are scattered across the city. View this interactive map in a larger window.

June 17 – Aug. 9
James Kenney Community Center, 1720 8th St.
MLK Jr. Youth Center, 1730 Oregon St.
Frances Albrier Community Center, 2800 Park St.
Harrison Street Skate Park, 5th and Harrison St.
Black Repertory Theater Group, 3210 Adeline St.
Berkeley Youth Alternatives/Strawberry Creek, 1255 Allston Way

June 17 – Aug. 2
Rosa Parks Elementary School, 920 Allston Way
Longfellow School, 1500 Derby St.

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Eden Teller is a freelance reporter, writer and amateur gardener. She began reporting for Berkeleyside as an intern in 2013 and continued her career with a B.A. in Media Studies from Macalester College...