Los Angeles, CA — Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn is promoting “Lunch at the Library” after the County accepted a $56,250 grant from the California State Library to continue the free lunch program this summer. The program provides free sack lunches for children and teens that can be picked up at participating Los Angeles County Libraries, including six libraries in Supervisor Hahn’s district.
“The Lunch at the Library program is one of the many ways our LA County Libraries have stepped up to meet the needs of their communities,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “This grant allows us to keep this program going this summer and I urge families with kids and teens to take advantage of it. Stop by one of the six participating libraries to pick up a free lunch, and a good book while you are at it.”
The Lunch at the Library program offers free lunch for kids and teens 18 and under. Meals are available on a first come, first served basis at select libraries from 12 – 1 pm, either Mon – Fri or Tue – Fri, depending on the location (see schedule below). There are no restrictions on family income. Parents & caregivers can pick up on behalf of children; kids and teens don’t need to be present but are welcome!
Since 2015, LA County Library has been offering free, nutritious lunches. Lunch at the Library keeps children nourished during the summer months, helping to ensure that they return to school in the fall ready to learn. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library in partnership with the California Library Association and supported with funds from the State of California.
Lunch at the Library: Fourth District Locations
Monday – Friday, 12 – 1 pm (From June 21 – August 5)
• South Whittier Library
Tuesday – Friday, 12 pm – 1 pm (From June 21 – August 5)
• Huntington Park Library
• Clifton M. Brakensiek Library, Bellflower
• Leland R. Weaver Library, South Gate
• Lynwood Library
• Norwalk Library
Full list of Lunch at the Library locations Countywide: https://lacountylibrary.org/summerlunch/