June 10th, 2022

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Community Director: Doreen Hassan (P) 408-351-6435 (C) 408-250-4936


YMCA of Silicon Valley Sponsors Summer Meals at Branch Locations, Community Programs and Libraries

San Jose, Calif. – 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. 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, the Santa Clara County Library District will operate summer meal sites at select locations, 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 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 13th and the last day of meal service will be Friday, August 5th.

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.


About YMCA of Silicon Valley
YMCA of Silicon Valley is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, YMCA of Silicon Valley serves 200,000 members and participants—regardless of age, income or background—by nurturing the potential of children and teens, improving health and well-being, and providing opportunities to give back and support our neighbors. The organization collaborates with 150 community partners and delivers programs and services at 10 health and wellness facilities, a resident camp and more than 350 school and community sites. Through public, private and government support, YMCA of Silicon Valley provides nearly $14 million each year in financial assistance and program subsidies to enrich the lives of children, adults and families who otherwise could not afford its services. For more information, visit:

Summer Food Safety Program - 2022 Locations

All locations provide daily service weekdays Mon-Fri


Address Dates Meal Type Serving Time
YMCA Facilities: Open to All, Youth & Caregiver Meals Available
East Palo Alto Family YMCA 550 Bell St.
East Palo Alto CA 94303
June 13 - Aug 5 Breakfast/Lunch 8am-9am/ 12pm-1pm
East Valley Family YMCA 1975 S. White Rd.
San Jose, CA 95146
June 13 - Aug 5 Lunch/Snack 12pm-1pm/4pm-5pm
Santa Clara County Libraries: Open to All, Youth & Caregiver Meals Available
Gilroy Library 350 West Sixth St.
Gilroy, CA 95020
June 21 - Aug 12 Lunch 12pm-1pm
Morgan Hill 660 West Main Ave.
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
June 13 - Aug 12 Lunch 12pm-1pm
San Jose Public Libraries: Open to All, Youth & Caregiver Meals Available 
Tully Library 880 Tully Road
San Jose, CA 95111
June 13 - Aug 12 Lunch 12pm-1pm
Educational Park Library 1772 Educational Park Dr.
San Jose, CA 95133
June 13 - Aug 12 Lunch 12pm-1pm
Summer Learning at Rocketship – Youth & Caregiver Meals Available based on Availability
Rocketship Alma 198 W. Alma Ave.
San Jose, CA 95110
June 20 - July 15 Breakfast/Lunch 8am-9am / 12pm-1pm
Rocketship Brilliant Minds 2962 Story Rd.
San Jose, CA 95127
June 20 - July 15 Breakfast/Lunch 8am-9am / 12pm-1pm
Rocketship Discovery Prep 370 Wooster Ave.
San Jose, CA 95116
June 20 - July 15 Breakfast/Lunch 8am-9am / 12pm-1pm
Rocketship Fuerza 70 S Jackson Ave.
San Jose, CA 95116
June 20 - July 15 Breakfast/Lunch 8am-9am / 12pm-1pm
Rocketship Los Suenos 331 S. 34th St.
San Jose, CA 95116
June 20 - July 15 Breakfast/Lunch 8am-9am / 12pm-1pm
Rocketship Mateo Sheedy 788 Locust St.
San Jose, CA 95110
June 20 - July 15 Breakfast/Lunch 8am-9am / 12pm-1pm
Rocketship Mosaic 950 Owsley Ave.
San Jose, CA 95122
June 20 - July 15 Lunch / Snack 8am-9am / 12pm-1pm
Rocketship Redwood City 909 Roosevelt Ave.
Redwood City, CA 94061
June 20 - Aug 5 Breakfast/Lunch 8am-9am / 12pm-1pm
Rocketship Rising Stars 3173 Senter Rd.
San Jose, CA 95111
June 20 - July 15 Breakfast/Lunch 8am-9am / 12pm-1pm
Rocketship Si Se Puede 2249 Dobern Ave.
San Jose, CA 95116
June 20 - July 15 Breakfast/Lunch 8am-9am / 12pm-1pm
Rocketship Spark 683 Sylvandale Ave.
San Jose, CA 95111
June 20 - July 15 Breakfast/Lunch 8am-9am / 12pm-1pm


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