5 OC library branches are offering free summer meals for kids starting today

Did you know your child can receive free summer meals at five OC Public Library branches?

Starting today, select libraries in Orange County will offer healthy lunches to children and teens age 18 and under weekdays at noon. All meals will be served on a first-come-first-served basis, and no registration, identification or application is needed. If you’ve got a library card you can even pick up a couple books while you’re there.

Lunch at the Library is a program of the California Library Association, supported by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Here are the dates, times and locations in Orange County.

Lunch at the Library flierGarden Grove

Garden Grove Main Library
11200 Stanford Ave.
June 18 through July 27
Monday through Friday
Noon to 1 p.m.

Garden Grove Chapman Library
9182 Chapman Ave.
June 18 through July 27
Monday through Thursday
Noon to 1 p.m.

Lake Forest

El Toro Library
24672 Raymond Way
June 18 through July 27
Monday through Friday
Noon to 1 p.m.

San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano Library
31495 El Camino Real
June 18 through July 27
Monday through Thursday
Noon to 1 p.m.

Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library
1855 Park Ave.
June 25 through Aug. 3
Monday through Thursday
Noon to 1 p.m.

As we mentioned last week, dozens of schools, community centers, parks and other locations are also offering free breakfasts and lunches throughout the summer as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Meals Program.

The federal program even has an online map to help families find nearby locations, times and menus.