South Valley kids can still receive free lunch over the summer

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Kids off for summer vacation in the south valley can now receive free lunches. (KFSN)

Kids off for summer vacation in the South Valley can now receive free lunches.

The Summer Food Service Program is sponsored by Foodlink for Tulare County.

The program starts Monday and provides free lunches for kids ages one to 18. The lunches meet USDA nutrition standards and include milk.

One busy location is Manuel Hernandez Community Center in Visalia. Officials there say they average anywhere between 85 and 150 kids each day.

"Yeah, it's more than a meal, it's a chance to meet some friends, hang out with your friends, meet new friends, and just enjoy the summer and beat the heat," said David Herrera, Visalia Parks and Recreation program coordinator.

Most locations serve free lunch through late July or early August.

For More information, please contact Kari Ludvickson at FoodLink for Tulare County at (559) 651-3663 or

Full list of locations:


Allensworth Elementary School 3320 Young Road June 6-July 22
Mon-Fri 12:00-12:30


Community Worship Center 20952 Ensign Drive June 27-July 22
Mon-Fri 11:00-12:00

Wittman Village Community Center 315 West Pearl June 6 - August 5
Mon-Fri 11:30-12:30

Anthony Community Center 345 N Jacob June 6 - August 5
Mon-Fri 12:30-1:30

Manuel Hernandez Community 247 West Ferguson June 6 - August 5
Mon-Fri 12:00-1:00

Whitendale Community Center 630 W Beech June 6 - August 5
Mon-Fri 11:30-12:30

Tulare County Library, Visalia Branch 200 West Oak Ave June 7-August 5
Tues-Fri 12:30-1:30

Imagine U Children's Museum 210 N Tipton June 13-July 29
Mon-Fri 12:30-1:30


Goshen Family Center 6505 Ave 308 June 13-July 22
Mon-Fri 11:30-12:00


Liberty Elementary School 1771 East Pacific June 6-July 29
Mon-Fri 12:00-1:00

Waukena Elementary School 19113 Road 28 June 15-June 30
Mon-Fri 12:00-12:30


Stone Corral Elementary School 15596 Avenue 383 June 6-June 30
Mon-Fri 12:00-12:30


Diane Hodges Community Center 5750 Ave 378 June 13 - August 29
Mon-Fri 12:00-1:00


Ducor Labor Camp 1 1D DLC Rd 224 July 11-July 29
Mon-Fri 11:30-12:00


Jesus Name Church 19678 Oklahoma Ave June 13-Aug 4
Mon-Thurs 1:00-2:30

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