Million Meals Summer
No child should ever go hungry, particularly in a state that produces nearly half of our nation’s fruits and vegetables. Yet every day, children in our own backyard don’t know where their next meal will come from.
In Sacramento County, on average 1.9 million free or reduced price lunches are served each month while school is in session. However, in July, that number drops to 164,912 lunches served. That is less than 10 percent of the lunches served to low-income children during the school year.
My office is working with a growing coalition to feed children in the Sacramento region a Million Meals this Summer to ensure no child goes hungry when school is not in session.
Please follow this page for updates about the Million Meals Summer!
Join Dr. Pan and Many Others for a Picnic at the Capitol to Kick-off the Million Meals Sumer!
FREE LUNCH, GAMES, SPEAKERS and ACTIVITIES!
Explore Booths and Get to Know the Program:
- Locally sourced food
- Farmer’s market
- Coco the Dairy Cow from the Dairy Council
- Vision to Learn
- UC Davis honey bee project
- Ask a Nurse booth from Samuel Merritt Nurses
- Sacramento libraries
- Southgate Parks and Rec
- Students from Washington, Robla, Natomas, Elk Grove and Sac City school districts plus many more
Join our Coalition
Join our coalition to get updates on the Million Meals Summer and help us promote and improve the program!
Being part of our growing coalition means that you can help ensure our children have the proper nutrition to grow up healthy, educated and ready to achieve their full potential.
Check back here after June 1, 2018 for updates on meal sites that will provide healthy, free meals to all children and teens, 18 years and younger all summer long.
Until then, here are some resources to get you started in finding sites on the go:
CA Meals for Kids Mobile App:
Check out the new California Department of Education CA Meals for Kids Mobile app. The app will make it easier for families and caregivers to find summer and afterschool meal locations. Available now at the Apple App Store, Google Play Store and the Microsoft App Store.
For locations near you, text FOOD to 877-877 or call 2-1-1