Meals at the library

Fuel for learning.

Meals at the Library provides healthy, free meals to kids when school is out. By satisfying hunger we put the focus back on reading and learning. Bring the kids for a meal and spend time at the library.

  • Provided for free to all children 18 years and younger.
  • Available at 8 library locations.
  • Eligibility documentation is not required.

Library meal sites -- Starting Tuesday, Oct. 1

Arden-Dimick Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m.

Belle Cooledge Library
Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m.

Del Paso Heights Library
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m.

North Highlands-Antelope Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m.

North Sacramento-Hagginwood Library
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m.

Southgate Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m.

Sylvan Oaks Library
Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. 

Walnut Grove Library 
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m.


Other meal locations
Meals are served at community sites across the region. Find the one that works for you by calling 211, texting FOOD to 877-877 or downloading the CA Meals for Kids app in the App Store or on Google Play.

Meals at the Library is provided in partnership with United Way
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Have Questions?
Do we need to fill out paperwork?

Meals are provided without question for free to kids from 0-18 years of age. You don't have to show ID, nor fill out any paperwork.

Why are meals served at the library?

Nearly 90% of kids eligible for free meals during the school year don't have access to healthy, nutritious meals after school or during the summer. We can't ignore that if they're hungry, they can't focus on learning and just being a kid. Learn more about why we offer free summer lunch by watching a recent feature story by KVIE.

Who pays for Meals at the Library?

Our program is part of a greater coalition of agencies and nonprofits providing lunch to meet a need for kids who receive free meals during the school year. Funding for summer meals is provided by the United States Department of Agriculture.

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