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Free Meals During Summer Break 2022

We have updated this reference list of East Bay School Lunch Pickup Locations for the 2022 summer break along with additional food resources at the bottom of the page.

You can also check out this Bay Area Community Project for resources for free meals, food, legal assistance, and medical help.

Tips for Summer Meal Pickup

In order to be safe and equitable, most of these programs adhere to the same basic rules. All of these cities’ programs offer to help any child under 18 in need of a meal residing in that city. There is no requirement for children to be enrolled in a certain school district or provide a student ID# due to a federal rule change. All meals are grab-and-go.

Things to remember:

  • No food may be consumed on site.
  • Children are not required to provide a student ID#.
  • Locations operate at varying days and times throughout the week, so please check the distribution schedule for your city prior to showing up.
  • Most locations are closed on holidays.
  • Bring a grocery bag or cooler to bring food home if necessary.

Oakland Grab-and-Go Summer Meal Program

The city of Oakland is offering free grab-and-go meals for all youth ages 18 and under at many different sites. The Oakland sites are also open to adults 19 and older with disabilities who are enrolled in a school program. Additionally, Oakland is offering free summer meals to youth who are enrolled in eligible summer programs (food service is for enrolled participants only).

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Starting May 31st, 2022, all youth in Oakland 18 years and younger, Oakland adults with disabilities in school programs, and Oakland youth in summer programs can receive free meals.

Oakland Free Breakfast & Lunch Distribution Schedule

The majority of the 19 sites listed below will be open Monday through Friday for grab-and-go lunch or grab-and-go breakfast and lunch. Children do not need to provide a student ID#.

Oakland Free Breakfast & Lunch Pickup Locations

Nutrition Services Department will operate 19 pick-up locations throughout the city where “Grab-and-Go” breakfast and lunch meals will be available for all youth 18 and under and adults 19 and older with disabilities enrolled in a school program.

  • 81st Avenue Library: 1021 81st Ave. Oakland, open M-F for Lunch from noon-1 p.m. starting 5/31/22 until 7/29/22
  • Acorn Housing: 923 Adeline St. Oakland, open M-F for Breakfast from 9-9:30 a.m. and Lunch from noon-12:30 p.m. starting 6/6/22 until 7/29/22
  • Bushrod Recreation Center: 560 59th St. Oakland, open M-F for Breakfast from 9-9:30 a.m. and Lunch from noon-1 p.m. starting 6/6/22 until 7/29/22
  • Cesar Chavez Library: 3301 E. 12th St., Ste. 271 Oakland, open M-F for Lunch from noon-1 p.m. starting 5/31/22 until 6/6/22
  • Create a Way Foundation: 1055 8th St. Oakland, open M-F for Breakfast from 10-10:30 a.m. and Lunch from noon-1 p.m. starting 6/6/22 until 7/29/22
  • Eastmont Library: 7200 Bancroft Ave. Oakland, open M-F for Lunch from noon-1 p.m. starting 5/31/22 until 7/29/22
  • Elmhurst Library: 1427 88th Ave. Oakland, open M-F for Lunch from noon-1 p.m. starting 5/31/22 until 7/29/22
  • Emeryville Recreation Center: 4727 San Pablo Ave. Emeryville, open M-F for Breakfast from 9-9:30 a.m. and Lunch from 11:50 a.m.-12:50 p.m. starting 6/20/22 until 7/29/22
  • Girls Inc. of Alameda County: 3000 62nd Ave., Bldg. A. Oakland, open M-F for Breakfast from 9-10 a.m. and Lunch from noon-1 p.m. starting 6/20/22 until 7/29/22
  • Girlstart Summer Literacy: 510 16th St. Oakland, open M-F for Lunch from noon-1 p.m. starting 6/20/22 until 7/15/22
  • John Stewart Company: 800 Willow St. Oakland, open M-F for Breakfast from 9-10 a.m. and Lunch from noon-1 p.m. starting 6/7/22 until 8/6/22
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Library: 6833 Intl. Blvd. Oakland, open M-F for Lunch from noon-1 p.m. starting 5/31/22 until 7/29/22
  • Melrose Library: 4805 Foothill Blvd. Oakland, open M-F for Lunch from noon-1 p.m. starting 5/31/22 until 7/29/22
  • Oakland Main Library: 125 14th St. Oakland, open M-F for Lunch from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. starting 5/31/22 until 7/29/22
  • Oakland Housing Authority: 935 Union St. Oakland, open M-F for Breakfast from 9-9:30 a.m. starting 6/6/22 until 7/29/22
  • Oakland Housing Authority (Lockwood Gardens): 1327 65th Ave. Oakland, open M-F for Lunch from noon-12:30 p.m. starting 6/6/22 until 7/29/22
  • Oakland Police Activities League: 9600 Sunnyside St. Oakland, open M-F for Lunch from noon-12:30 p.m. starting 6/6/22 until 7/22/22
  • Park St. AME: 476 34th St. Oakland, open M-F for Breakfast from 9-9:30 a.m. and Lunch from noon-12:30 p.m. starting 6/6/22 until 7/29/22
  • Word Assembly Church: 1445 23rd Ave. Oakland, open MWF for Breakfast from 9-10 a.m. and Lunch from noon-1 p.m. starting 5/31/22 until 7/29/22

Don’t forget to check the list of eligible programs to see if your child can receive free meals at the closed enrolled sites >

Current as of 6/23/22. Check here for any updated information >

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Berkeley Grab-and-Go Summer Meal Program

The city of Berkeley is offering free grab-and-go breakfast, lunch, and snacks for all youth ages 18 and under at many sites throughout the city.

Starting June 6th, 2022, all youth in Berkeley 18 years and younger can receive free meals.

Berkeley Free Breakfast & Lunch Distribution Schedule

The 10 sites listed below will be open Monday through Friday for grab-and-go lunch or grab-and-go breakfast and lunch. Children do not need to provide a student ID#.

Berkeley Free Breakfast & Lunch Pickup Locations

The city of Berkeley and BUSD will be operating 10 sites throughout the city where “Grab-and-Go” breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be available for all youth 18 and under.

  • Berkeley Arts Magnet: 2015 Virginia St. Berkeley, open M-F for Breakfast from 9-9:30 a.m. and Lunch from noon-1 p.m. starting 6/6/22 until 8/9/22
  • Berkeley High School: 1980 Allston Way Berkeley, open M-F for Breakfast from 9-9:30 a.m. and Lunch from noon-12:30 p.m. starting 6/13/22 until 7/22/22
  • Frances Albrier Community Center: 2800 Park St. Berkeley, open M-F for Lunch from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Snack from 2-3 p.m. starting 6/6/22 until 7/29/22
  • James Kenney Community Center: 1720 8th St. Berkeley, open M-F for Lunch from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Snack from 2-3 p.m. starting 6/6/22 until 7/29/22
  • Longfellow Middle School: 1522 Ward St. Berkeley, open M-F for Breakfast from 9-9:30 a.m. and Lunch from noon-12:30 p.m. starting 6/16/22 until 7/15/22
  • MLK Youth Services Center/YAP: 1730 Oregon St. Berkeley, open M-F for Lunch from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Snack from 3-4 p.m. starting 6/6/22 until 7/29/22
  • Rosa Parks Elementary: 920 Allston Way Berkeley, open M-F for Breakfast from 9-9:30 a.m. and Lunch from 12:30 p.m.-1 p.m. starting 6/6/22 until 8/9/22
  • Strawberry Creek Park: 1255 Allston Way Berkeley, open M-F for Lunch from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Snack from 2-3 p.m. starting 6/6/22 until 8/5/22
  • Washington Elementary School: 2300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way Berkeley, open M-F for Breakfast from 9-9:30 a.m. and Lunch from 12:30 p.m.-1 p.m. starting 6/6/22 until 8/9/22
  • West Campus Pool: 2100 Browning St. Berkeley, open M-F for Lunch from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Snack from 2-3 p.m. starting 6/6/22 until 7/29/22

Current as of 6/24/22. Check here for any updated information on the City of Berkeley sites or Berkeley Unified School District sites>

Emeryville Grab-and-Go Summer Meal Program

Starting May 31st, 2022, all youth in Emeryville 18 years and younger can receive free meals.

Emeryville Free Breakfast & Lunch Distribution Schedule

The 2 sites listed below will be open Monday through Friday or MWF for grab-and-go breakfast and lunch starting June 20th through July 29th. Days of the week that each site is open vary so please check the schedule beforehand. Children do not need to provide a student ID#.

Emeryville Free Breakfast & Lunch Pickup Locations

2 pick-up locations will be operated throughout the city of Emeryville where “Grab-and-Go” breakfast and lunch meals will be available for all youth 18 and under.

  • Emeryville Recreation Center: 4727 San Pablo Ave. Emeryville, open M-F for Breakfast from 9-9:30 a.m. and Lunch from 11:50 a.m.-12:50 p.m. starting 6/20/22 until 7/29/22
  • Emery Unified School District: 1100 Steve Dain Dr. Emeryville, open MWF for Breakfast and Lunch from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. starting 6/20/22 until 7/29/22

San Leandro Grab-and-Go Summer Meal Program

Starting May 31st, 2022, all youth in San Leandro 18 years and younger can receive free meals.

San Leandro Free Lunch Distribution Schedule

The 2 sites listed below will be open Monday through Friday for grab-and-go lunch from 6/20/22 to 8/11/22. Children do not need to provide a student ID#.

San Leandro Free Lunch Pickup Locations

2 pick-up locations will be operated throughout the city of San Leandro where “Grab-and-Go” lunch meals will be available for all youth 18 and under.

  • Chabot Camp: Estudillo Ave. & Sylvan Circle San Leandro, open M-F for Lunch from noon-12:15 p.m. starting 6/20/22 until 8/11/22
  • Bonaire Park: Juniper St. & Sagewood Ave. San Leandro, open M-F for Lunch from 12:30 p.m.-12:45 p.m. starting 6/20/22 until 8/11/22

West Contra Costa County Grab-and-Go Summer Meal Program

Starting June 9th, 2022, all youth in West Contra Costa County 18 years and younger can receive free meals.

West Contra Costa County Free Breakfast & Lunch Distribution Schedule

The 43 sites listed below will be open on varying days of the week for grab-and-go breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Children do not need to provide a student ID#.

West Contra Costa County Free Breakfast & Lunch Pickup Locations

27 pick-up locations will be operated throughout the city of Richmond, as well as 1 in El Sobrante, 1 in El Cerrito, 3 in Pinole, and 11 in San Pablo, where “Grab-and-Go” breakfast, lunch, and snack meals will be available for all youth 18 and under.

Richmond:

  • Atchison Village: 270 Curry St. Richmond, open M-F for Breakfast and Lunch from 9-10 a.m. starting 6/13/22 until 8/5/22
  • Barrett Plaza Apartments: 700 Barrett Ave Richmond, open M-F for Lunch from 1-2 p.m. starting 6/13/22 until 8/5/22
  • Boy’s and Girl’s Club Salesians: 2801 Moran Ave Richmond, open M-F for Lunch from noon-2 p.m. and Snack from 2-3 p.m. starting 6/13/22 until 8/5/22
  • Chavez Elementary Cafeteria: 960 17th St Richmond, open M-F for Breakfast from 8:30-9 a.m. and Lunch from 12-12:30 p.m. starting 6/21/22 until 7/21/22
  • Crescent Park: 5004 Hartnett Ave Richmond, open M-F for Breakfast from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and Lunch from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. starting 6/20/22 until 8/5/22
  • DeAnza High School Cafeteria: 5000 Valley View Rd Richmond, open M-Th for Breakfast from 8:30-9 a.m. and Lunch from 12-12:30 p.m. starting 6/21/22 until 7/21/22
  • Ford Elementary Cafeteria: 2711 Maricopa Ave Richmond, open M-Th for Breakfast from 8:30-9 a.m. and Lunch from 12-12:30 p.m. starting 6/21/22 until 7/21/22
  • Heritage Senior Apartments: 1555 Fred Jackson Way Richmond, open M-F for Lunch from 1:30-2:30 p.m. and Snack from 4-5 p.m. starting 6/21/22 until 8/22/22
  • Hilltop Park: Robert Miller Dr & Groom Dr Richmond, open M-F for Lunch from 1:30-2:30 p.m. starting 6/21/22 until 8/22/22
  • Kennedy High Cafeteria: 4300 Cutting Blvd Richmond, open M-Th for Breakfast from 8:30-9 a.m. and Lunch from 12-12:30 p.m. starting 6/21/22 until 7/21/22
  • King Elementary Cafeteria: 4022 Florida Ave Richmond, open M-F for Breakfast from 8:30-9 a.m. and Lunch from 12-12:30 p.m. starting 6/21/22 until 7/21/22
  • Lucas Park: 724 10th St Richmond, open M-F for Breakfast and Lunch from 9-10 a.m. starting 6/13/22 until 8/5/22
  • May Valley Community Center: 3530 Morningside Dr Richmond, open M/T/Th for Breakfast from 10-11 a.m. and Lunch from 1:30-2:30 p.m. starting 6/13/22 until 8/5/22
  • Michelle Obama Elementary Cafeteria: 629 42nd St Richmond, open M-F for Breakfast from 8:30-9 a.m. and Lunch from 12-12:30 p.m. starting 6/21/22 until 7/21/22
  • Montalvin Elementary Cafeteria: 300 Christine Dr Richmond, open M-F for Breakfast from 8:30-9 a.m. and Lunch from 12-12:30 p.m. starting 6/21/22 until 7/21/22
  • Nevin Community Center: 598 Nevin Ave Richmond, open M-F for Lunch from 12-1 p.m. and Snack from 3-4 p.m. starting 6/13/22 until 8/5/22
  • Nichols Park: 3230 Macdonald Ave Richmond, open M-F for Breakfast and Lunch from 10:30-11 a.m. starting 6/13/22 until 8/5/22
  • Nutrition Center: 750 Bissell Ave Richmond, open M-F for Breakfast and Lunch from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. starting 6/13/22 until 8/5/22
  • Nystrom Elementary Cafeteria: 230 Harbour Way S Richmond, open M-Th for Breakfast from 8:30-9 a.m. and Lunch from 12-12:30 p.m. starting 6/21/22 until 7/21/22
  • Peres Elementary Cafeteria: 719 5th St Richmond, open M-Th for Breakfast from 8:30-9 a.m. and Lunch from 12-12:30 p.m. starting 6/21/22 until 7/21/22
  • POGO Park: 720 Elm Ave Richmond, open M-F for Lunch from 12-1 p.m. and Snack from 3-6 p.m. starting 6/13/22 until 8/5/22
  • Pullman Point: 2989 Pullman Ave Richmond, open M-F for Lunch and Snack from 4-5 p.m. starting 6/27/22 until 8/5/22
  • Richmond High School: 1250 23rd St Richmond, open M-F for Breakfast and Lunch from 12-1 p.m. starting 6/13/22 until 8/5/22
  • Richmond Recreation Center: 3230 MacDonald Ave Richmond, open M-F for Lunch from 12-1 p.m. and Snack from 3-4 p.m. starting 6/13/22 until 8/5/22
  • Sheldon Elementary Cafeteria: 2601 May Rd Richmond, open M-F for Breakfast from 8:30-9 a.m. and Lunch from 12-12:30 p.m. starting 6/21/22 until 7/21/22
  • Shields-Reid Community Center: 1410 Kelsey Street Richmond, open M-Th for Breakfast from 9:15-10:15 a.m. and Lunch from 12-1 p.m. starting 6/13/22 until 8/5/22
  • Verde Elementary Cafeteria: 2000 Giaramita St Richmond, open M-F for Breakfast from 8:30-9 a.m. and Lunch from 12-12:30 p.m. starting 6/21/22 until 7/21/22

El Sobrante:

  • Bright Futures: 1060 Manor Rd El Sobrante, open M-F for Lunch from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Snack from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. starting 6/13/22 until 8/5/22

El Cerrito:

  • El Cerrito Library: 6510 Stockton Ave El Cerrito, open T-F for Lunch from 12-1 p.m. starting 6/14/22 until 8/5/22

Pinole:

  • Pinole Middle Cafeteria: 1575 Mann Dr Pinole, open M-F for Breakfast from 8:30-9 a.m. and Lunch from 12-12:30 p.m. starting 6/21/22 until 7/21/22
  • Pinole Library: 2935 Pinole Valley Rd Pinole, open Th for Lunch and Snack from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. starting 7/7/22 until 8/5/22
  • Stewart Elementary Cafeteria: 2040 Hoke Dr Pinole, open M-F for Breakfast from 8:30-9 a.m. and Lunch from 12-12:30 p.m. starting 6/21/22 until 7/21/22

San Pablo:

  • CCC Pool: 2600 Mission Bell Dr San Pablo, open M-F for Lunch from 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. starting 6/13/22 until 8/5/22
  • Davis Park: 1661 Folsom Ave San Pablo, open M-Th for Lunch from 10-10:30 a.m. starting 6/13/22 until 8/10/22
  • Dover Elementary Cafeteria: 1870 19th St San Pablo, open M-Th for Breakfast from 8:30-9 a.m. and Lunch from 12-12:30 p.m. starting 6/21/22 until 7/21/22
  • Downer Elementary Cafeteria: 1231 18th St San Pablo, open M-F for Breakfast from 8:30-9 a.m. and Lunch from 12-12:30 p.m. starting 6/21/22 until 7/21/22
  • East Bay Hurricanes: 2929 Castro Rd San Pablo, open M-F for Breakfast from 8:30-11 a.m. and Lunch from 11:30-3 p.m. starting 6/9/22 until 8/12/22
  • Giant Road Apartments: 2832 Giant Rd San Pablo, open M-F for Lunch from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and Snack from 2-3 p.m. starting 6/13/22 until 8/5/22
  • Montalvin Park: End of Denise Dr San Pablo, open M-F for Lunch from 1:30-2:30 p.m. starting 6/13/22 until 8/5/22
  • Riverside Elementary Cafeteria: 1300 Amador St San Pablo, open M-F for Breakfast from 8:30-9 a.m. and Lunch from 12-12:30 p.m. starting 6/21/22 until 7/21/22
  • Rumrill Apartments: 1883 Rumrill Blvd San Pablo, open M-W for Lunch from 12-12:30 p.m. and Snack from 3:30-4 p.m. starting 6/13/22 until 8/5/22
  • San Pablo Library: 13751 San Pablo Ave San Pablo, open M-F for Lunch and Snack from 12-1 p.m. starting 6/13/22 until 8/5/22
  • Tara Hills Elementary Cafeteria: 2300 Dolan Way San Pablo, open M-Th for Breakfast from 8:30-9 a.m. and Lunch from 12-12:30 p.m. starting 6/21/22 until 7/21/22

Current as of 6/28/22. Check here for any updates >

Family Food Needs Beyond School Lunch

The Berkeley Food Network

The Berkeley Food Network’s on-site pantry provides food to anyone in need. Staff and volunteers pack groceries into bags to take home. Be sure to have a means of carrying multiple grocery bags.

Hours & Days: 
Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Mondays and Wednesdays: 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: 1925 Ninth St. Berkeley (enter through the door facing the parking lot)

Berkeley Food Network also has a number of mobile pantries located at multiple distribution centers throughout the East Bay (listed below). Please note that the Berkeley High School mobile pantry is closed for the summer of 2022 but will reopen in the fall.

BTA Pantry
The mobile pantry at the Berkeley Technical Academy is open to serve the South Berkeley area.
Location: 2701 Martin Luther King Jr Way (at Derby) Berkeley
Hours: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

AHS Pantry
The mobile pantry at Albany High School is open to serve the Albany area.
Location: 603 Key Route Boulevard Albany (in the Cafeteria)
Hours: 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month from 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Current as of 6/24/22. Check out the Berkeley Food Network website for more info >

Alameda County Food Bank

Call the Alameda County Food Bank Helpline at: 1-800-870-FOOD (3663) or 1-510-635-3663 or, visit FoodNow.net

Contra Costa Food Bank

To find services near you, please contact the Food Bank at 1-855-309-3663 (FOOD) for help and information or visit FoodBankCCS.org.

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