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County library free lunch program for youth


LA County Library’s annual Lunch at the Library program returns this summer, providing free meals to kids and teens 18 and under.

Meals are available for pick-up on a first come, first served basis at select libraries from 12 to 1 p.m. either Monday through Friday or Tuesday through Friday, running through Aug. 5, with the exception and July 4. Location and schedule information is available at

There are no restrictions on family income. Parents and caregivers can pick up on behalf of children—kids and teens don’t need to be present, but are welcome.

Since 2015, LA County Library has been offering free, nutritious lunches. Lunch at the Library keeps children nourished during the summer months, helping to ensure that families have access to wholesome meals.

“This will be the eighth consecutive year we have offered free meals through this program,” said LA County Library Director, Skye Patrick. “We realize families depend on lunch and snack programs to provide free, nutritious food for their children when they are away from school. We are excited to once again provide this essential service.”

Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library in partnership with the California Library Association and supported with funds from the State of California. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For June 13 through Aug. 5 libraries: The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education.