Feeding Bodies and Minds During the Summer Break

Free Meals Available to Youth at Morgan Hill and Gilroy Libraries Five Days a Week


Morgan Hill and Gilroy Libraries will once again host the free meal program Lunch at the Library. Children ages 0-18 can enjoy these nutritious meals at the library Monday-Friday throughout the summer, with the exception of holidays. 

Lunch at the Library begins at both locations on Monday, June 10. No registration is necessary and meals are available while supplies last. 

Following lunch, patrons are invited to stay for enrichment programming, such as arts & crafts, games and special presentations. Of course, children are also welcome to check out library materials with their free SCCLD library card.  


Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD), Morgan Hill Library, Gilroy Library, Silicon Valley YMCA


Morgan Hill Library Program Room
660 West Main Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Monday-Friday, 12 – 1 p.m. (while supplies last)
Lunches available Monday, June 10 – Friday, August 9

Gilroy Library Children’s Activity Room (the Nest)
350 W. Sixth Street
Gilroy, CA 95020
Monday- Friday, 12 – 1 p.m. (while supplies last)
Lunches available Monday, June 10 – Friday, August 16 


Many families rely on school-provided breakfasts and lunch to feed their children and the summer break can be difficult for some families. This difficulty is compounded due to the increase in food prices, opens a new window

When children are hungry, their physical, emotional and social wellbeing suffers. According to Feeding America, opens a new window, “research shows an association between food insecurity and delayed development in young children; risk of chronic illnesses like asthma and anemia; and behavioral problems like hyperactivity, anxiety, and aggression in school-aged children.” 

The Santa Clara County Library District and the Silicon Valley YMCA are proud to partner up to provide free, nutritious meals to children. 

Included for distribution are flyers in English and Spanish for both library locations. 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California. 

About the Santa Clara County Library District

The Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) promotes knowledge, ideas, and cultural enrichment. Founded in 1914, its collection includes more than 2.3 million books, videos, CDs, DVDs/Blu-rays, audiobooks, eBooks and extensive online resources accessible from anywhere with an internet connection.

The Library Journal has repeatedly recognized SCCLD as one of America’s Star Libraries, rated it as a 5-Star library in their 2022 Index of Public Library Service, one of only five library systems in the United States with expenditures over $30 million given this honor. In 2014 and 2019, SCCLD won Innovator Awards from the Urban Libraries Council.  SCCLD also received a Challenge Award in 2019 from the California State Association of Counties and an Innovative Project of the Year Award (Large District) from the California Special Districts Association in 2020.

SCCLD includes two bookmobiles, an online library, seven community libraries and one branch library, serving the cities of Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Saratoga, and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. In Calendar Year 2023, SCCLD had over 373,000 library accounts, more than 1.2 million unique website visits, and a circulation of nearly 11.3 million items. Program attendance was over 183,000.

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