Local kids may be out of school, but they’re not out on their own this summer. Community groups are coming together to ensure children have access to food and fun activities while they’re on break.
The Department of Education, in partnership with Nevada County Public Health and the Nevada County Library are providing free lunches at four sites in Nevada County. The Food Bank of Nevada County is providing free lunches at apartment complexes throughout Grass Valley. Here are the details:
Department of Education Lunches
The California Department of Education is funding a free summer lunch program for children throughout the state, including three sites in Western Nevada County and one in Eastern Nevada County.
Free summer lunches are for kids ages 0-18 and 19-21 year olds with a mental or physical disability and an IEP. Lunch must be eaten on site.
Want to take the bus to lunch? Check out Gold Country Stage’s Summer Youth Pass and call 211 for help planning your trip.
Grass Valley Library
207 Mill Street, Grass Valley
Monday through Friday, June 10-August 13 (NO MEALS ON JULY 4th)
Lunch served from 12:00-12:30 pm
Activities from 12:30-1:00 pm
Lyman Gilmore Middle School
10837 Rough and Ready Hwy, Grass Valley
Monday through Friday, June 11-August 9 (NO MEALS ON JULY 4th)
Lunch served from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm outside near the basketball courts.
10115 Donner Trail Road, Truckee (behind Plumas Bank)
Monday through Friday, July 8-August 2 (NO MEALS ON JULY 4th)
Lunch served from 12:15 to 12:45 pm
Activities from 12:45-1:15 pm
350 Race Street, Grass Valley
Monday through Friday, June 17-August 9 (NO MEALS JULY 1st-5th)
Lunch served from 12:00 to 12:30 pm between the pool and the new playground
Food Bank Lunches
The Food Bank of Nevada County is also offering free summer lunches for kids, Monday through Friday, June 10-August 2. Lunches are served at six different apartment complexes in Grass Valley.
Summer lunches are open to all kids (you don’t need to live in the apartments to participate). See the Food Bank’s Summer Lunches flyer for details. From more information, call 530-272-3796.