GGUSD to Offer Free Summer Lunch Program at 15 Sites

Free Summer Meal at Library

The Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) is offering a free Summer Meal program to help ensure that children have access to nutritional meals when school is not in session. The program will provide free summer lunch, available at 15 locations, to all children age 18 and under and all individuals with disabilities, regardless of age.

The program is available through the National School Lunch Seamless Summer food service program and does not require enrollment. Lunches, provided at no charge, are designed to meet a student’s nutritional needs. A typical lunch may include a submarine sandwich, pizza, chicken and rice bowl, salad, yogurt, choice of fruits and vegetables from the salad bar, juice and milk.

From June 17 through July 25, lunch will be offered at Santiago and Bolsa Grande high schools, as well as the Chapman branch of the Garden Grove Library from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Chapman branch will offer lunch from Monday through Thursday. The Stanford branch of the Garden Grove Library will offer the free lunch program from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., June 17 through July 26.

The summer lunch program schedule will be offered Monday through Friday from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 p.m. beginning June 24 through July 19 at Carrillo, Gilbert, Rosita, Russell, and Violette elementary schools, as well as Alamitos, Doig, and Fitz intermediate schools.

Stanford and Clinton elementary schools, as well as The Boys and Girls Club headquarters, will offer the program June 17 through August 16 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

For more information about meal times, visit Lunch will not be offered on the Fourth of July holiday. 

Any person 18 years of age and younger and persons with disabilities over the age of 18 are eligible to take advantage of this free program regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability. Eligible individuals who believe they were subject to discriminatory practices may write the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call (202) 720-5964.

Call the district Food Services Department at (714) 663-6155 for additional information.