Second Harvest’s summer meals locator tool makes it easy for families
to find a convenient meal location close to home

Mette in risalto:

  • Sono ora disponibili pasti estivi gratuiti e tutti i ragazzi di età pari o inferiore a 18 anni possono ricevere un pasto nutriente in più di 70 siti nelle contee di Santa Clara e San Mateo: non è richiesta alcuna registrazione.
  • At some sites, parents and guardians are also eligible to receive low to no-cost meals to eat alongside their children.
  • Second Harvest’s online locator tool makes it easier than ever to find a convenient summer meals site. Visit
  • For additional help finding a summer meals site, text “Summer” for English, “Verano” for Spanish, “Muahe” for Vietnamese, “夏天” for Chinese or “Лeto” for Russian to 876-876 or visit

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 16, 2023 — During the summer months, thousands of low-income children in our community face increased risk of hunger when they lose access to the free meals they receive during the school year. With food insecurity on the rise again due to the end of pandemic-era CalFresh benefits, layoffs, as well as record-high housing and food prices, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley is working to raise awareness of the federally-funded summer meals program so every child who needs a nutritious meal can receive one.

Any child 18 or younger can get a free nutritious meal at summer meal sites in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties with no advance registration or documentation required. Select locations will additionally offer free breakfast and afternoon snacks for children. The food bank is collaborating with school districts, libraries, community centers, summer camps, social service organizations and other nonprofits to promote the meals being served at their sites from June until the second week of August. This year, meals must be eaten on site.

To make it easy for families to find a summer meals location near them, Second Harvest has launched a free summer meals locator tool on its website. Families can go to and enter their address, city or zip code. A map with icons will show the closest summer meals sites with real-time updates to reflect schedule changes. When users click on the icon, they see location details, meal times and contact information. At some sites, parents and guardians are also eligible to receive low to no-cost meals to eat alongside their children.

“Free summer meals are especially important during this time of increased need in our community when we see more families tightening their food budgets in response to inflation, rising food costs and recent cuts to their CalFresh benefits,” said Leslie Bacho, CEO of Second Harvest. “Many of the most vulnerable members of our community, including the 1 in 3 kids in Silicon Valley who are at risk of food insecurity, are being impacted by economic and policy changes that are outside of their control and we want to do everything we can to ensure they have the nutritious food they need to grow and thrive during the summer and all year around.”

I pasti estivi aiutano i bambini a crescere
I pasti estivi sono importanti perché studi show that kids who don’t get enough nutritious food to eat have trouble concentrating, are sick more often, and are more likely to suffer emotional and physical effects that can last a lifetime. They are also at risk for what educators call the “summer slide,” where students lose ground academically when they are not in school.

Il finanziamento federale Programma di ristorazione estiva è progettato per sostituire la colazione e il pranzo a scuola, colmando una lacuna nutrizionale che esiste per migliaia di bambini durante l'estate. Finanziato attraverso l'USDA Food and Nutrition Service e amministrato dallo stato, il Summer Food Service Program rimborsa i fornitori di mense come scuole, biblioteche e campi estivi che servono pasti sani e spuntini gratuiti a bambini e adolescenti nelle aree a basso reddito.

For more information about Free summer meals or food assistance:
In addition to the summer meals locator tool online, families who need help finding a site serving summer meals near them can text “Summer” for English, “Verano” for Spanish, “Muahe” for Vietnamese, “夏天” for Chinese or “Лeto” for Russian to 876-876. For help accessing other food resources and assistance, call Second Harvest’s multilingual Food Connection hotline at 800-984-3663 o visitare to use the Food Locator tool to find free grocery sites.

Informazioni sul secondo raccolto della Silicon Valley

Fondata nel 1974, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley è una delle più grandi banche alimentari della nazione e un leader no-profit di fiducia nella lotta alla fame locale. L'organizzazione distribuisce cibo nutriente attraverso una rete di quasi 400 partner in più di 900 siti nelle contee di Santa Clara e San Mateo. A causa del costo proibitivo della vita nella Silicon Valley e della drammatica riduzione del sostegno governativo nell’era della pandemia, Second Harvest serve una media di circa 500.000 persone ogni mese. Second Harvest collega inoltre le persone ai programmi nutrizionali federali e ad altre risorse alimentari e sostiene le politiche contro la fame a livello locale, statale e nazionale. Per saperne di più su come Second Harvest sta rispondendo all'incredibile quantità di bisogni nella Silicon Valley, visita

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