• A stone building with an amphitheater

      Farnsworth Park in Altadena.

      Children and youth ages 18 and under will receive a “grab and go” nutritious lunch and snack that include vegetables, fruits, seeds and healthy dairy products like milk, string cheese and yogurt, at 49 park locations in L.A. County.

      By News Desk

      The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation (LA County Parks) begins the 2020 Free Summer Lunch and Snack Program on Tuesday, June 16, providing “grab and go” lunch and snack from Tuesday to Friday between 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm until August 7.

      Pick up only

      Lunch and snack will be available for pick up only due to health and safety restrictions and to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19. Face coverings and physical distancing of six feet are required. For an added convenience, lunch and snack can be picked up simultaneously.

      Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation Acting Director Norma E. Garcia said:

      We know many families rely on lunch and snack programs to provide free, nutritious food for their children, perhaps now more than ever. We are honored to welcome the children and youth of our parks to pick up healthy, reliable meal during summer.

      Created to help reduce the growing percentage of young people in the United States challenged by obesity or lack of consistent access to wholesome meals, the program aims to provide a healthy alternative for students when school is out for the summer.

      Participating parks

      In order for participating parks to qualify for the program, they must service areas within the geographical boundaries of elementary, middle, or high school attendance areas with at least 50% of its students eligible for free or reduced-price school meals.

      About 300,000 free snacks and lunches will be provided to the most needed communities. LA County Parks provides the free lunch and snack program in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture, the California Department of Education, and the Department of Public Health.

      Local parks in our area include:

      • Charles White Park: 77 Mountain View Street, Altadena, CA 91001.
      • Farnsworth Park: 568 E. Mount Curve Drive., Altadena, CA 91001.
      • Loma Alta Park: 3330 N. Lincoln Ave., Altadena, CA 91001.

      Other L.A. County parks include:

      Adventure Park10130 S. Gunn Ave, Whittier, CA 90605
      Alondra Park3850 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Lawndale, CA 90260
      Amigo Park5707 S. Juarez Ave Whittier, CA 90606
      Athens Park12603 S. Broadway Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90061
      Belvedere Park4914 E. Cesar Chavez Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90022
      Bethune Park1244 E. 61st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90001
      Bodger Park14900 S. Yukon Ave., Hawthorne, CA 90250
      Campanella Park14812 Stanford Ave., Compton, CA 90220
      Carolyn Rosas Park18500 E. Fajardo St., Rowland Heights, CA 91745
      Carver Park1400 E. 118th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90059
      Charter Oak Park20261 E. Covina Blvd., Covina, CA 91723
      City Terrace Park1126 N. Hazard Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90063
      Dalton Park18867 E. Armstead St., Azusa, CA 91702
      Del Aire Park12601 S. Isis Ave., Hawthorne, CA 90251
      East Rancho Dominguez Park15116 S. Atlantic Ave., Compton, CA 90221
      El Cariso Park13100 Hubbard St., Sylmar, CA 91342
      Enterprise Park13055 Clovis Ave., LA, CA 90059
      Everett Martin Park35548 N. 92nd Street East, Little Rock, CA 93543
      Helen Keller Park1045 W. 126th Street, LA, CA 90044
      Jackie Robinson Park8773 East Avenue R., Little Rock, CA 93543
      Jesse Owens Park9651 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90047
      Ladera Park6027 Ladera Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90056
      Lennox Park10828 S. Condon Ave., Lennox, CA 90304
      Manzanita Park1747 S. Kwis Ave., Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
      Martin Park14830 S. Giordano Street, La Puente, CA 91744
      Mayberry Park13201 E. Meyer Road, Whittier, CA 90605
      Mona Park2291 E. 121st Street, Compton, CA 90222
      Obregon Park4021 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90063
      Pamela Park2236 Goodall Ave., Duarte, CA 91001
      Pathfinder Park18150 Pathfinder Road, Rowland Heights, CA 91748
      Pearblossom Park33922 N. 121st St E., Pearblossom, CA 93553
      Rimgrove Park747 N. Rimgrove Drive, La Puente, CA 91744
      Roosevelt Park7600 Graham Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90001
      Rowland Heights Park1500 S. Banida Ave., Rowland Heights, CA 91748
      Salazar Park3864 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90023
      San Angelo Park245 S. San Angelo Ave., La Puente, CA 91746
      Saybrook Park6250 E. Northside Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90022
      Sorensen Park11419 Rosehedge Dr., Whittier, CA 90606
      Steinmetz Park1545 S. Stimson Ave., Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
      Stephen Sorensen Park16801 East Avenue P, Lake Los Angeles, CA 93591
      Sunshine Park515 E. Deepmead Ave., La Puente, CA 91744
      Ted Watkins Park1335 E. 103rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90002
      Valleydale Park5525 N. Lark Ellen Ave., Azusa, CA 91702
      Victoria Park419 E. 192nd Street., Carson, CA 90745
      Vista San Gabriel Elementary18020 East Ave O, Palmdale, CA 93591
      Washington Park8909 S. Maie Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90002
      June 16 – August 7
      Tuesday to Friday
      12:30 pm – 1:30 pm.

      > Download the CA Meals for Kids mobile app to find nearby Summer Meal Programs Sites.

      > Check out more locations at the LA County Library website.



      Source: L.A. County Parks

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