Free Meals For Everyone Under 18 in Oakland
Thank you Eater SF for letting us know about the new program that offers free “Grab and Go” meals to every Oakland resident under age 18 – not just for kids enrolled in public school as was the rule previously
Oakland Unified District has announced that starting September 3, all children in Oakland, 18 years old and younger, and students in our Young Adult Program can receive free meals.
Their staff will be taking attendance, but families no longer have to prove their students attend District-run schools. They can be students in charter schools, private schools, or homeschooled.
- Pick-up days are Mondays and Thursdays, between 8 am and 1 pm at 22 pick-up locations.
- Social Distancing measures are in effect.
- Face coverings are required.
- Kids do not need to be present to pick up food.
- Multiple days worth of food can be picked up at once. (Three meals for each weekday, and two meals for each weekend day.)
Meal Pick Up Locations
The 22 Meal Pick Up Locations Are:
- Hoover Elementary
- Sankofa Elementary
- West Oakland Middle School
- Allendale Elementary
- Bella Vista Elementary
- Cleveland Elementary
- Garfield Elementary
- La Escuelita
- Manzanita SEED/Manzanita Community
- Oakland High School
- Bret Harte Middle School
- Castlemont High School
- Coliseum College Preparatory Academy
- Elmhurst United Middle School
- Esperanza/Korematsu Elementary
- Fremont High School
- Frick Impact Academy
- Horace Mann Elementary
- International Community School / Think College Now
- Life Academy/United for Success
- Madison Park Upper
- New Highland/Rise Academy
NOTE: They have ended food distribution at East Oakland Pride, Melrose Leadership, and Emerson Elementary and we are opening up one new food site at the co-located International Community School and Think College Now campus.
— Eater SF (@eatersf) September 3, 2020
BIG NEWS: OUSD’s Grab and Go meal program is returning to summer rules that allow ALL Oakland kids (not just OUSD students) to receive food starting on Thursday! Please RT and help us spread the word. https://t.co/bEQbXb5tzB pic.twitter.com/XZ0TX66zCT
— ousdnews (@OUSDNews) September 2, 2020