Summertime means a vacation from school, but for one in four kids in Santa Clara County, a school break can also mean going hungry. Many families rely on free or low-cost school lunch programs. The need is greater than ever.

The YMCA of Silicon Valley’s Summer Meal Program serves free, healthy meals to children who may not have access to healthy food during the summer months. In partnership with the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) serving youth 18 and under and Second Harvest Food Bank providing funding to serve adults, we hope to help our community make ends meet during this time of crisis.

The Y in partnership with the San Jose Public Library and the Santa Clara County Library District will operate summer meal sites at 9 total libraries, where whole families can receive free and nutritious meals all summer long.

Revolution Foods, known for fresh, healthy meals and kid-friendly dishes will prepare the food served at all of our meal program sites.

Serving meals at local libraries, as well as at YMCAs and schools, means that we can bring free, healthy food to a variety of places most easily accessible to the community. 

A parent participant from San Jose shared, “The YMCA meal program has helped our family make ends meet. Without this program I am not sure where we would be. The program gives me hope and the help I need to have a better life for my family. I know we can spend the afternoons at the library and my children can learn and nourish their minds and bodies.”

When the whole family can take part in the program, not only does everyone enjoy a nutritious meal, but parents and kids also have a chance to connect with other families. In addition, families get access to important resources, such as information about reduced-cost healthcare programs. San Jose and Santa Clara County libraries and YMCA branches are seeking volunteers to help serve meals.  Please see list of participating locations, dates and times of service. The first day of meal service will begin on Monday, June 8th and the last day of meal service will be Friday, August 7th.

YMCA of Silicon Valley has successfully assisted other local organizations, such as San Jose Parks & Recreation and San Mateo County Library, in becoming sponsors for meal programs. When these organizations host their own meal programs, we create a network around the Bay Area that lessens the impact of summertime hunger.

Find a meal site below to participate in the program:

YMCA Branch Locations (5)

Address

Dates

Days

Meal Type:

Serving Time: Lunch & Snack Together

1.    Central YMCA

1717 The Alameda, San Jose CA, 95126

June 8 - Aug 7

M-F

PM Snack and Lunch

11:30am-1pm

2.    East Palo Alto Family YMCA

550 Bell St. East Palo Alto CA 94303

June 8 - Aug 7

M-F

PM Snack and Lunch

12pm-1pm

3.    East Valley Family YMCA

1975 S. White Rd.  SJ. 95146

June 8 - Aug 7

M-F

PM Snack and Lunch

12pm-1pm

4.    Sequoia YMCA

1445 Hudson Street, Redwood City, 94061

June 8 - Aug 7

M-F

PM Snack and Lunch

12pm-1pm

5.    South Valley Family YMCA

5632 Santa Teresa Blvd, San Jose, 95123

June 8 - Aug 7

M-F

PM Snack and Lunch

12pm-1pm

YMCA Branch Locations (4) using non-area eligible waiver, serving meals until 6/30/2020

Address

Dates

Days

Meal Type:

Serving Time: Lunch & Snack Together

1.    El Camino YMCA

2400 Grant Road, Mountain View, 94040

June 8 - June 30

M-F

PM Snack and Lunch

12pm-1pm

2.    Northwest YMCA

20803 Alves Drive, Cupertino, 95014

June 8 - June 30

M-F

PM Snack and Lunch

12pm-1pm

3.    Palo Alto YMCA

3412 Ross Road, Palo Alto, 94303

June 8 - June 30

M-F

PM Snack and Lunch

12pm-1pm

4.    Southwest Family YMCA

13500 Quito Road, Saratoga, 95070

June 8 - June 30

M-F

PM Snack and Lunch

12pm-1pm

COMMUNITY YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS

Address

Dates

Days

Meal Type:

Serving Time: Lunch

1.    MACLA of San Jose                                                                               (Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose, Inc.)

510 South First Street, San Jose CA 95113

June 29 - July 17

M-F

Lunch

12:30-1:15pm

SANTA CLARA COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT (2)

Address

Dates

Days

Meal Type:

Serving Time: Lunch

1.    Gilroy Library

350 West Sixth Street, Gilroy, CA 95020

June 8 - Aug 7

M-S

Lunch - served MWF

12pm-1pm

2.    Morgan Hill

660 West Main Ave., Morgan Hill,CA 95037

June 8 - Aug 7

M-S

Lunch - served MWF

12pm-1pm

SAN JOSE PUBLIC LIBRARY (7)

Address

Dates

Days

Meal Type:

Serving Time: Lunch

1.    Alum Rock Library

3090 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose, CA 95127

June 15  - Aug 7

M-F

Lunch

11:30am-12:30 pm

2.    Edenvale

101 Branham Ln. East, San Jose, 95111

June 15  - Aug 7

M-F

Lunch

11:30am-12:30 pm

3.    Educational Park

1772 Educational Park Dr, SJ, CA 95133

June 15  - Aug 7

M-F

Lunch

11:30am-12:30 pm

4.    Hillview Branch Library

1600 Hopkins Drive, San Jose, CA 95122

June 15  - Aug 7

M-F

Lunch

11:30am-12:30 pm

Church

Address

Dates

Days

Meal Type:

Serving Time: Lunch

1.    Cathedral of Faith in Gilroy

7250 Forest St.

June 13

Aug 8

Sat Only

Lunch

10:00am-1:00pm