Lunch at the Library Begins Monday, June 8

 Grab-and-Go Meals Available at South County Libraries

WHAT:

For the third year in a row, the Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) is teaming up with its partners at Silicon Valley YMCA and Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley (SHFB) to offer free, nutritious lunches to children ages 2-18 and their caregivers.

Due to the current Shelter in Place orders, grab-and-go meals will be available at Morgan Hill and Gilroy Libraries three days a week beginning Monday, June 8.

WHO: Santa Clara County Library District, Silicon Valley YMCA and Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley
WHEN/WHERE: Gilroy Library (parking lot)
350 W. 6th Street
Gilroy, CA  95020
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
12 – 1 pm    

Morgan Hill Library (parking lot)
660 West Main Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA  95037
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
11 – 1 pm 

WHY:

Childhood hunger runs rampant in the summertime, when school is out of session and kids do not have access to free or reduced-cost breakfast and lunch. The need has been compounded by the COVID-19 crisis, with many individuals and families out of work and unable to buy groceries. According to Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley, more than 500,000 people in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties needed help in April, an 85% increase since the start of the COVID-19 crisis.

At each Lunch at the Library location, pre-packaged grab-and-go meals (two per person) will be available for children ages 2-18 and their caregivers. The meals will be distributed from the library parking lots for safety reasons. Please adhere to social distancing protocols. SHFB also has a list of resources for residents to get groceries.