Free summer meals for eligible families in Santa Clara County

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SAN JOSE, CA – While many children look forward to summer vacation for some, this might mean an unwanted vacation from regular meals. Fortunately, programs are in place to help ensure students participating in the School Nutrition programs receiving free or reduced lunches continue to be fed during the summer break. 

Eligible families in Santa Clara County can receive free summer meals through the summer food service programs located throughout the community from the California Department of Education (CDE), USDA Summer Food, and the Hunger Hotline. Parents can search for a meal site in their area using the above mentioned webpages or they can call the National Hunger Hotline at: 1-866-3HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273). The CDE is currently updating their summer lists. Currently free meals are available at the following locations in Santa Clara County:

•     Centerville Free Dining Room: 4360 Central Avenue, Fremont, (510) 793-9063

•     Child Care Food Program: 307 Orchard City Drive #107, Campbell, (408) 374-2232

•     Collective Roots: P.O. Box 50784, East Palo Alto, (650) 324-2769

•     Community Services Agency (of Mountain View & Los Altos): 204 Stierlin Road, Mountain View, (650) 968-0836

•     Day Worker Center of Mountain View: 748 Mercy Street, Mountain View, (650) 903-4102, (650) 903-4106

•     Ecumenical Hunger Program: 2411 Pulgas Avenue, East Palo Alto, (650) 323-7781, (650) 833-0371

•     Free At Last: 1946 University Avenue, East Palo Alto, (415) 462-6999

•     Girls Helping Girls: 45945 Sentinel Place, Fremont, (510) 552-6365

•     The Health Trust: Healthy Living Initiative: 2105 S Bascom Avenue, Campbell, (408) 513-8700

•     Hvrpaa: 795 Willow Road #347B, Menlo Park, (408) 896-7156

•     Innvision… The Way Home: 546 W Julian St, San Jose, (408) 292-4286, (408) 210-825, (408) 271-1797

•     Jewish Family Service Of Silicon Valley: 1101 S. Winchester Blvd., San Jose, (408) 556-0604, (408) 551-0625

•     Kenny Foreman Reaching Out Center: 2315 Canoas Garden Ave, San Jose, (408) 267-4691

•     Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen: 508 Valley Way, Milpitas, (408) 934-4990, (408) 934-9542

•     Martha’s Kitchen: 311 Willow St., San Jose, (408) 293-6111, (408) 293-6557

•     Milpitas Food Pantry: 196 S. Main Street, Milpitas, (408) 946-5564, (408) 843-0257

•     Operation Share: 479 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose, (408) 224-1190, (408) 578-2809

•     Parents Helping Parents: 3041 Olcott Street, Santa Clara, California, 95054  

•     Rahima Foundation: 2302 Calle Del Mundo, Santa Clara, (408) 845-0050

•     Sacred Heart Community Service: 1381 South First Street, San Jose, (408) 278-2160, (408) 885-9071

•     San Jose Acorn: 1187 E. Santa Clara St. #B, San Jose, (408) 293-1520, (510) 293-1609

•     San Jose Neighbors That Care: 3535 Clayton Rd., San Jose, (408) 269-2893

•     San Jose Neighbors That Care, Inc.: 5205 Alan Avenue, San Jose, (408) 269-2893

•     Santa Maria Urban Ministry: 778 S. Almaden, San Jose, CA, (408) 292-3314

•     Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties: 750 Curtner Avenue, San Jose, (408) 266-8866, (408) 266-9042

•     Storehouse of Blessings: 1775 McLaughlin Ave., San Jose, (408) 661-0005

•     St. Clare-St. Vincent de Paul: 941 Lexington St, Santa Clara, (408) 645-0506

•     Su Salud: 696 East Santa Clara Street Suite 103, San Jose, (408) 286-0226

•     Sunnyvale Community Services: 725 Kifer Road, (408) 738-4321, (408) 738-1125

•     Tri-city Volunteers: 37350 Joseph Street, Fremont, (510) 793-4583, (510) 793-1974

•     Tower Foundation of San Jose State University: 1 Washington Square, San Jose, (408) 924-1508

•     Urban Ministry Of Palo Alto: Po Box 213, Palo Alto, (650) 853-8697, (650) 853-1123

•     West Valley Community Services: 10104 Vista Drive, Cupertino, (408) 255-8065, (408) 366-6090, (408) 255-8033

•     Working Partnerships USA: 2102 Almaden Road, San Jose, (408) 269-7872, (408) 269-0183

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