Summer can be a difficult time for lower-income families. When school is out, kids who benefit from school lunch programs don’t have access to them, and some families really struggle to come up with so many more meals per week, per child.

The City of Oakland’s Summer Food Service Program and the Alameda County Food Bank, along with neighborhood partners, work to help fill in the gaps.

Participating in the City of Oakland’s Summer Lunch Program, the First Unitarian Church of Oakland (685 14th Street) offers lunches to anyone 18 and younger, now through August 23. Lunches are served from 12 – 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, and are provided by the Alameda County Food bank.

All are welcome to participate, and there is no limit to how many times anyone can come to the church for a free lunch. Contact Rev. Jacqueline at or (510) 893-6129 with any questions. Please spread the word!

The First Unitarian Church of Oakland is a growing multiracial, multicultural, multigenerational religious congregation of more than 400 children, men, women and transgendered people. We bring many beliefs, but worship as one, at the corner of 14th and Castro in downtown Oakland. We are a beacon of liberal religious acceptance, tolerance and social activism. 

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