Thanks to a grant from the California Summer Meal Coalition and the California Library Association, 332 free meals were given to children over a nine week period this summer at the Clarksburg Branch Library, located at 52915 Netherlands Avenue in Clarksburg.
The grant funded a new Lunch at the Library program to keep California’s kids healthy, fed and engaged during the summer months when school is out. The free meals provided opportunity for children to not only eat nutritious and balanced foods, but also stay at the library to read and discover, and avoid summer learning loss.
This nine week program ran from June 16 to August 13 and offered free lunch and dinner meals to children 0-18 years of age in the Clarksburg community. Of the 332 free meals provided, 142 were given to children ages 0-5, 100 to children 6-12 and 80 to teenagers. Many children and their families chose to stay all day at the library after receiving free lunch and dinner meals.