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Oakland to serve over 100,000 free meals to children this summer

(KRON) — As the school year comes to an end, Oakland aims to keep its children fed throughout the summer. Starting Tuesday, the City of Oakland’s Summer Food Service Program will resume, giving away more than 100,000 free meals over the next several months.

Most Oakland residents under 18 and adults with disabilities enrolled in a school program can qualify for a free meal, which will be distributed to more than 45 “youth-serving sites” across the city.

Many of these faith-based community sites said they would also provide snacks in addition to free lunches. While most sites are open to all, a few sites will only provide meals to children currently enrolled in school, the city said in a statement.

According to the city, approximately 33,000 children rely on free or reduced-cost meals provided at school. “We are dedicated to ensuring that no child goes hungry during the summer break,” the city said.

Those interested in the free meals can find a nearby site using the CA Meals for Kids app, available for smartphones. For a complete Summer Food Service Program meal site list, click here.

“The City of Oakland is proud to support the well-being of our community’s children and families. By providing access to nutritious meals throughout the summer, we aim to foster a healthy and thriving Oakland,” the city said.

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