Delano, McFarland, and Earlimart districts provide free meals during the summer

June 30, 2023 /

Delano, McFarland, and Earlimart districts are offering free breakfast and lunch to all students.

The Delano Union Elementary School District will be serving free meals for all students at no cost. You can pick up free breakfast and lunch at any of the 12 school sites in Delano.

  • Albany Park School- 235 W. 20th Avenue
  • Almond Tree Middle School- 200 W.15th Avenue
  • Cecil Avenue Math and Science Academy- 1430 Cecil Avenue
  • Del Vista Math and Science Academy- 710 Quincy Street
  • Fremont Elementary School- 1318 Clinton Street
  • Harvest Elementary School- 1320 Vassar Street
  • La Viña Middle School- 1331 Browning Road
  • Morningside School- 2100 Summer Drive
  • Pioneer School- 1001 Hiett Avenue
  • Princeton School- 1959 Princeton Street
  • Terrace School- 1999 Norwalk Street
  • Nueva Vista Language Academy- 120 Garcea Hwy

“These meals during the summer are very helpful to my family because this way I get to save a bit of money. I receive a lot of vegetables and fruit and also a gallon of milk and that is really helpful because as we know milk is very expensive so I try and go get these meals when I can,” said Carmen. “I usually go to the store about twice a week to get two gallons of milk because in my family we are six and we use a lot of milk so I spend quite a bit of money on milk, but with this help from the school I get two free gallons of milk and use that money for other things my kids want like hot pockets.”

The McFarland Unified School District food services department will be providing free meals to all children in the community during summer school at Browning Road Steam Academy, Horizon, Kern Avenue Elementary, McFarland Jr. High School, and McFarland High School. Services will be offered Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m..

  • Browning Road Steam Academy- 410 E Perkins Avenue
    Horizon- 800 Garzoli Avenue
  • Kern Avenue Elementary- 356 W Kern Avenue
  • McFarland jr. High School- 405 Mast Avenue
  • McFarland High School- 259 W Sherwood Avenue

“My son and daughter really enjoy the school food so when summer comes I go to a school where meals are being provided to get the meals. I also get to save money because, with these free meals, I don’t have to go to the store and buy certain things that are already being provided here. For example, I save money on apples, carrots, and celery,” said Maria Rosales. “During breakfast, they usually provide cereal so I am saving some money on that, and for lunch, they sometimes provide pizza which is good because my kids love pizza and that means I don’t have to spend $30-$40 on Pizza Hut that week.”

The Earlimart School District is participating in the seamless summer option and will also be providing free meals. All children age one through 18  in Earlimart are eligible to receive free breakfast and free lunch. Meals will only be provided at Alila School from 7:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m..

  • Alila School- 850 W. Washington Avenue

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