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

Summertime means a vacation from school, but for one in five kids in Santa Clara County, a school break can also mean going hungry. Many families rely on free or low-cost school lunch programs. With a recent turn of unprecedented events, the need is now 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, 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 9 local YMCAs and partnering agencies, 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. My children can learn and nourish their bodies.”

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. To volunteer, please complete the intake survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8NJVMZM

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. 

In a Partnership with Santa Clara County Senior Nutrition Program, City of Morgan Hill and the City of Gilroy, the YMCA offers lunch pick-up for seniors at the following locations:


Morgan Hill Senior Center
171 West Edmundson Ave. MH, Ca
Hours 12p-1p M-F

Gilroy Senior Center
7371 Hanna St. Gilroy, Ca
Hours 11a-12p M-F

Meals for youth and families are available at all locations listed below;

YMCA Branch Locations

Address

Dates

Days

Meal Type:

Serving Time: Lunch

1.    Central YMCA

1717 The Alameda, San Jose CA, 95126

June 8 - Aug 7

M-F

PM Snack and Lunch

12pm-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

6.    El Camino YMCA

2400 Grant Road, Mountain View, 94040

June 8 - Aug 7

M-F

PM Snack and Lunch

12pm-1pm

7.    Northwest YMCA

20803 Alves Drive, Cupertino, 95014

June 8 - Aug 7

M-F

PM Snack and Lunch

12pm-1pm

8.    Palo Alto YMCA

3412 Ross Road, Palo Alto, 94303

June 8 - June 30

M-F

PM Snack and Lunch

12pm-1pm

9.    Southwest Family YMCA

13500 Quito Road, Saratoga, 95070

June 8 - Aug 7

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

July 20 –

July 30

M-F

Lunch

2pm-3pm

SANTA CLARA COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT

Address

Dates

Days

Meal Type:

Serving Time: Lunch

1.    Gilroy Library

350 West Sixth Street, Gilroy, CA 95020

June 8 - Aug 7

7 days of the week

Lunch - served MWF

12pm-1pm

2.    Morgan Hill

660 West Main Ave., Morgan Hill, CA 95037

June 8 - Aug 7

7 days of the week

Lunch - served MWF

12pm-1pm

SAN JOSE PUBLIC LIBRARY

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-1pm

2.    Edenvale

101 Branham Ln. East, San Jose, 95111

June 15  -

Aug 7

M-F

Lunch

11:30am-1pm

3.    Educational Park

1772 Educational Park Dr, SJ, CA 95133

June 15  -

Aug 7

M-F

Lunch

11:30am-1pm

4.    Hillview Branch Library

1600 Hopkins Drive, San Jose, CA 95122

June 15  -

Aug 7

M-F

Lunch

11:30am-1pm

LIFEMOVES - FAMILY/CHILDREN SHELTERS – CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

Address

Dates

Days

Meal Type:

Serving Time: Lunch

1.    LifeMoves - First Step for Families

325 Villa Terrace San Mateo, CA 94401

July 6 - Aug 5

MTW

Lunch

12-1 pm

2.    LifeMoves - Haven

184 South 11th Street San Jose, CA 95112

July 6 - Aug 5

MTW

Lunch

12-1 pm

3.    LifeMoves - Villa

260 Van Buren Road Menlo Park, CA 94025

July 6 - Aug 5

MTW

Lunch

12-1 pm

4. LifeMoves – Redwood Family House

110 Locust St, Redwood City, CA 94061

 

July 6 - Aug 5

MTW

Lunch

12-1 pm

5. LifeMoves – Georgia Travis House

297 Commercial St, San Jose, CA 95112

 

July 6 - Aug 5

MTW

Lunch

12-1 pm

Church

Address

Dates

Days

Meal Type:

Serving Time: Lunch

1.    Cathedral of Faith in Gilroy

7250 Forest St.

June 13 –

Aug 8

Sat-Wed Meals

Lunch and Breakfast served on Saturdays

10:00am-1:00pm

Youth Center

Address

Dates

Days

Meal Type:

Serving Time: Lunch

1.    Gilroy Youth Center

227 Ioof Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020

July1 - Aug 7

M-F

PM snack, Lunch

12:30 pm-1pm