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    Kids can enjoy free lunch at Los Angeles County libraries this summer

    By Vivian Chow,


    Kids and teens can enjoy free lunch at Los Angeles County libraries this summer.

    The Lunch at the Library program will provide free meals to those under 18 years old. The program aims to fill the gap in food discrepancy during summer months when students in need can no longer depend on school lunches for meals.

    There are no family income restrictions to enjoy a free meal, however, all meals must be eaten at the library.

    Twenty libraries will be offering lunch on a first come, first served basis from June 17 – Aug. 9. Food will be served from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. and will be available either Monday – Friday or Tuesday – Friday, depending on the location.

    The program is a partnership with the L.A. County Department of Parks & Recreation.

    “This marks the tenth consecutive year we have offered free meals through our Lunch at the Library program,” said L.A. County Library Director, Skye Patrick. “We know families depend on us to provide nutritious food for their children when they are away from school, and we are excited to once again provide this essential service to our neighbors.”

    Lunch at the Library schedule:

    Monday – Friday, 12 – 1 pm:

    • East Los Angeles Library
    • Lake Los Angeles Library
    • Quartz Hill Library
    • Rowland Heights Library
    • South Whittier Library

    Tuesday – Friday, 12 – 1 pm :

    • Carson Library
    • Clifton M. Brakensiek Library
    • Compton Library
    • El Monte Library
    • Gardena Mayme Dear Library
    • Huntington Park Library
    • La Puente Library
    • Lancaster Library
    • Lawndale Library
    • Leland R. Weaver Library
    • Montebello Library
    • Norwalk Library
    • San Fernando Library
    • San Gabriel Library
    • Temple City Library

    Schedule exceptions to note:

    • Lunch will be unavailable on June 19 and July 4 as all library locations close for the Juneteenth and Independence Day holidays
    • La Puente Library’s food program will end on Friday, Aug. 2
    • Norwalk Library will not offer lunch on July 2 due to a city event

    Menus will vary daily. The most updated menu information can be found by calling the local participating libraries.

    More information on the Lunch at the Library program, including locations and schedules, can be found here.

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