eUpdate - May 31, 2016
Innovative summer program: books & lunch for kids! 
Schools-library partnership helps fight summer hunger

I've written a lot about summer learning loss for kids who don't have engaging activities during vacation, but some children may also be vulnerable to
summer hunger or nutritional loss, without regular school-based meals.  
Research shows that less than 20% of California children who receive a free/reduced school lunch during the year (which is based on family income), also participate in a school summer meal program. They're at-risk for hunger.
A great partnership between the Contra Costa County Library
and the West Contra Costa Unified School District is trying to prevent summer hunger by providing free, nutritious lunch at the San Pablo and El Sobrante libraries.
Lunch in the Library sessions include board games, arts & crafts, movies, music and more!  
Free nutritious lunch for kids up to 18 years. No documentation or enrollment is required. 

Where & When
El Sobrante Library
12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
June 9 - August 16
4191 Appian Way, El Sobrante
For more: 510-374-3991. 

San Pablo Library
12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Mondays , Tuesdays, and Wednesdays
June 13 - Aug ust 17
2300 El Portal Drive, Suite D
For more: 510-374-3998.    
This program is part of a statewide collaboration between the California Library Association and the California Summer Meal Coalition.
I hope you'll help get the word out about this wonderful program to anyone who may need it!  
John Gioia
Supervisor, District One 
Contra Costa County 
11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D 
El Cerrito, CA  94530 
510-231-8686 Phone