Los Angeles free kids lunch & food programs list | Coronavirus | COVID-19

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Whether it be due to hardship stemming from the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic or otherwise, there are several no-questions-asked free summer lunch (and sometimes breakfast and snack) programs across the greater Los Angeles area. 

We’ve gathered and compiled the information we could find here and will try to keep it updated if we find out more. If you have any insight into more options for others, then feel free to send us a DM on Instagram or an e-mail.

Most of the sites below have information available in English as well as Spanish. Also, for all of the below options, remember to maintain adequate physical distancing (6 or more feet) and to wear face coverings as per recommendation.

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Available June 1 through August 20.
More information here. For each of the locations, check on the main site to ensure which time each location is open since they all vary.

Due to COVID-19, Grab and Go Meals will be offered for Summer Lunch 2020 at a total of 22 locations.

If you are unable to locate a summer lunch site near you from the above list, contact 2-1-1. For immediate assistance, contact the Food Bank’s Child Nutrition Department at 323.234.3030 ext. 203.

– Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, source

Breakfast and lunch

AVBGC- Whitney Mac Center (Lancaster)45404 N. Division, Lancaster, CA 93535
Carson BGC21502 Main St., Carson, CA. 90745
Central City
Neighborhood Partners (CCNP)
501 S. Bixel Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Bandini Park4725 Astor Ave. Commerce, CA 90040
Mar Vista Gardens4901 Marionwood Dr, Culver City, 90230
Our Saviour Center4316 Peck Rd., El Monte, CA. 91732
Salvation Army South LA7651 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA. 90001
All Peoples Community Center822 E. 20th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90011
City of Commerce-Veterans Park6364 Zindell Ave, Commerce, CA 90040
Regis House2212 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057
St. Thomas the Apostle School2632 W. 15th St, Los Angeles, CA 90006
Desert Sands Park39101 3rd Street East, Palmdale, CA 93550
Eastman Healthy Start1316 S. Herbert Ave. Los Angeles, CA

Only lunch

Harbor Village981 Harbor Village Dr., Harbor City, CA 90710
Project Access Resource Center2010 S. Batson Ave. #102, Rowland Heights, CA 91748
San Fernando Valley BGC11251 Glenoaks Blvd., Pacoima, CA. 91331
Barrio Action Youth & Family Center4927 Huntington Drive North, Suite 200, LA, CA 90032
Brownson House1307 Warren St,Los Angeles, CA 90033
Hands 4 Hope LA11210 Otsego St, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy901 E Artesia Blvd, Compton, CA 90221
YWCA-GLA Union Pacific Empowerment Center4315 Union Pacific Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90023
Antelope Valley Partners for Health44226 10th Street West Lancaster, CA 93534
Regis House2212 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057
St. Thomas the Apostle School2632 W. 15th St, Los Angeles, CA 90006
Desert Sands Park39101 3rd Street East, Palmdale, CA 93550
Eastman Healthy Start1316 S. Herbert Ave. Los Angeles, CA

LA County Library

For children 18 and under. From June 16 to August 7 and Tuesday – Friday from 12 to 1 P.M. More information here.

Lunch is available for no-contact pickup on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. There are no restrictions on family income.

Since 2015, LA County Library has been offering free, nutritious lunches to kids 18 and under with its Lunch at the Library program. It keeps children and teens nourished during the summer months, helping to ensure that kids return to school in the fall ready to learn.

Lunch at the Library is a partnership between LA County Library and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, and is supported by the California Summer Meal Coalition and California Library Association. This program is supported by a grant from the California State Library.

– LA County Library, source

Participating branches

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Los Angeles County Parks & Recreation

For children 18 and under. From June 16 to August 7 and from 12:30 to 1:30 P.M. More information here. Spanish flyer here. Mandarin flyer here.

Children and youth ages 18 and under 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 locations.

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

– LA County Parks & Recreation, source

Participating parks

Downloadable PDF flyer can be found here.

  • Adventure Park
  • Alondra Park
  • Amigo Park
  • Athens Park
  • Belvedere Park
  • Bethune Park
  • Bodger Park
  • Campanella Park
  • Carolyn Rosas Park
  • Carver Park
  • Charles White Park
  • Charter Oak Park
  • City Terrace Park
  • Dalton Park
  • Del Aire Park
  • East Rancho Dominguez Park
  • El Cariso Park
  • Enterprise Park
  • Everett Martin Park
  • Farnsworth Park
  • Helen Keller Park
  • Jackie Robinson Park
  • Jesse Owens Park
  • Ladera Park
  • Lennox Park
  • Loma Alta Park
  • Manzanita Park
  • Martin Park
  • Mayberry Park
  • Mona Park
  • Obregon Park
  • Pamela Park
  • Pathfinder Park
  • Pearblossom Park
  • Rimgrove Park
  • Roosevelt Park
  • Rowland Heights Park
  • Salazar Park
  • San Angelo Park
  • Saybrook Park
  • Sorensen Park
  • Steinmetz Park
  • Stephen Sorensen Park
  • Sunshine Park
  • Ted Watkins Park
  • Valleydale Park
  • Victoria Park
  • Vista San Gabriel Elementary
  • Washington Park

The City of Inglewood

Inglewood seems to have additional offerings not previously mentioned from July 6 to August 21. See the below post from its Instagram account for more details.