I want to make sure you are aware of a food program offered by the Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) for school-aged youth during the summer months.
The Summer Lunch Program offers FREE meals in public parks throughout the city between June 11th and August 12th.
This program is in partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District and is a part of the RAP's implementation of the Good Food Purchasing Policy which will ensure the public food dollars are spent in a way that delivers the best quality food with the highest nutritional value to our youth during the summer months when school is out.
This program is close to my heart -- it is one of the very first policy items I worked on as a newly elected member of the Los Angeles City Council, and in my role as Chair of the Arts, Parks, and Los Angeles River Committee. This program is a tremendous benefit to many families in the communities I represent, and helps them save money on food during summer months while also making use of our wonderful public park space. No application or proof of income is needed.
Families can just bring their children to one of the participating City of Los Angeles parks and enjoy a meal:
Bellevue Recreation Center
Chevy Chase Recreation Center
Echo Park Recreation Center
Glassell Park Recreation Center
Hollywood Recreation Center
Lake Street Community Center
Lemon Grove Recreation Center
Shatto Recreation Center
Yucca Park Community Center
Thank you in advance of helping me spread the word about this very important program. More information can be found here.
Councilmember, 13th District