LIST: Free summer meals for kids in Kern County

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Several school districts are taking part in offering free meals to children when classes are not in session.

Kern High School District

The Kern High School District is offering free meals for anyone 18 and under starting on June 5.

Breakfast and lunch will be available at the following locations, but more detailed information including times can be found at the KHSD website

Arvin High School,
Bakersfield High School,
East Bakersfield High School,
Foothill High School,
Golden Valley High School,
Highland High School,
Independence High School,
Kern Valley High School,
Mira Monte High School,
North High School,
Ridgeview High School,
Shafter High School,
South High School,
West High School.

Panama Buena Vista School District

The Panama Buena Vista Union School District is offering free meals for kids and teens 18 years and younger beginning next week. The Seamless Summer Food Program, a federally funded program, will begin June 4 through June 29.

The free lunches are being offered at the following locations:

June 4 – June 29, 2018
11:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m., Monday through Friday

  • McAuliffe Elementary School
    8900 Westwold Drive (93311)
  • Old River Elementary School
    9815 Campus Park Drive (93311)

June 5 – June 29, 2018
11:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m., Monday through Friday

  • Berkshire Elementary School
    3900 Berkshire Road (93313)
  • Seibert Elementary School
    2800 Agate Street (93304)
  • Stine Elementary School
    4300 Wilson Road (93309)
  • Thompson Jr. High School
    4200 Planz Road(93309)
  • Williams Elementary School
    5601 Harris Road (93313)

June 5 – June 15, 2018
11:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m., Monday through Friday

  • Castle Elementary Schoo
    6001 Edgemont Drive (93309)

The meals must be eaten on site and leftovers may not be removed from eating area, according to the school district. Adults can purchase a $4 meal on site.

Kern County Library

The Lunch at the Library program is a statewide collaboration between the California Library Association, the California Summer Meal Coalition, the Institute for Local Government, the Arvin Union School District, the Delano Union School District, the El Tejon Unified School District, the Kern High School District, Kern County Superintendent of Schools, the McFarland Unified School District, and the Sierra Sands Unified School District.

The free lunches are being offered at the following locations:

June 4 – July 26, 2018
12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday

  • Arvin Branch
    201 Campus Dr. (93203)

June 4 – July 27, 2018
11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

  • Beale Memorial Library
    701 Truxtun Ave (93301)

June 12 – July 26
11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

  • Delano Branch
    925 10th Ave. (93215)

June 9 – July 27 (excluding June 22)
12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday

  • Frazier Park Branch
    3732 Park Dr. (93225)

June 6 – July 5
11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday

  • McFarland Branch
    500 W Kern Ave. (93250)

June 5 – July 13
11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday

  • Ridgecrest Branch
    131 E. Las Flores Ave. (93555)

June 5 – July 27
12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday

  • Southwest Branch
    8301 Ming Ave. (93311)

Children, ages 2-18 years old, eat free at all seven locations. Parents and caregivers (child must be present) may eat for a small fee.

Bakersfield City School District

Thanks to a federally funded program, summer meals will be served free to
all children ages 1-18 years of age by Bakersfield City School District.  Summer school is not required. Meals are not restricted to persons living in the area of the serving site; children from all areas and school districts are welcome. Proof of age may be required. However, persons 19 years of age or older may purchase a meal at a low cost.

The free lunches are being offered at the following locations:

June 13 – June 29, 2018
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. & Lunch: 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

  • Chavez Elementary
    4201 Mesa Marin Dr. 93306

  • College Heights Elementary
    2551 Sunny Lane 93305

  • McKinley Elementary
    601 4th Street 93304

  • Mt. Vernon Elementary
    2161 Potomac Avenue  93307

  • Munsey Elementary
    3801 Brave Ave. 93309

  • Sequoia Middle School
    900 Belle Terrace 93304

  • Stiern Middle School
    2551 Morning Drive 93306

  • Wayside  Elementary
    1000 Ming Avenue 93307

June 5 – June 8 (Tuesday through Friday) & July 9 – July 27 (Monday through Friday) 

  • Williams Elementary                         
    1201 Williams St. 93305                       

Greenfield Union School District

Nutrition Services Department will provide free breakfast and lunch to all kis during summer school. Free meals are for kids ages 3-18. Anyone over 18 years old can purchase a meal for a low cost.

June 11 – July 6 (Closed for Fourth of July)
Breakfast is served 30 mins. before summer school starts. Lunch time varies depending on the school. Check schools for exact time. 

  • Horizon Elementary
    7901 Monitor St, Bakersfield, CA 93307
     
  • Granite Point
    2900 Berkshire Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93313
     
  • Fairview
    425 E Fairview Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93307
     
  • Plantation
    901 Plantation Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93304
     
  • Planz
    2400 Planz Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93304
     
  • Kendrick
    2200 Faith Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93304
     
  • Palla
    800 Fairview Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93307
     
  • Valle Verde
    400 Berkshire Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93307
     
  • Ollivier 
    7310 Monitor St, Bakersfield, CA 93307

Delano Union School District

The Delano Union School District is providing free breakfast and lunch to all children under age 18 at two locations starting June 11.

  • Harvest Elementary
    1320 Vassar St.
    Monday through Friday, June 11 through July 6
    Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. to 9  a.m.Lunch: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Delano Branch Library
    925 10th Ave.

    June 11 through July 26
    Lunch only: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Tuesday through Thursday

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