Free Meals For San Joaquin County Students

Free Meal Programs for Children Extended through May 26, 2021

Schools play a significant role in fighting food insecurity and providing families with healthy, delicious meals through various free or reduced-price meal eligibility programs.

When school campuses in San Joaquin County closed to transition to distance learning to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) and county school districts began providing free “grab-and-go” meals to children 18 years of age and under at curbside and drive-thru sites throughout the county.

On Aug. 31, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offered waivers that allow schools that have started the 2020-2021 school year to extend the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) through May 26, 2021. These waivers enable districts to serve meals at no cost, permit meals to be serviced outside of typical group settings and mealtimes, waive meal pattern requirements as necessary, and allow parents and guardians to pick up meals for their children.

In participating San Joaquin County school districts, children and families can pick up meals at any location, regardless if the child attends school at that site or in that school district. Please visit each school district’s website for more information specific to locations, times, and other details. Or you may download one of the apps below to help you find, save, and share nearby California meal sites by searching on a variety of criteria.

San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) Meal Pick-Up Sites

The SJCOE will offer free breakfast and lunch for all children 18 years and under for pick-up through May 26,2021 at the following SJCOE school sites Monday through Friday, excluding holidays and school breaks, from 12:45 P.M. TO 1:30 P.M.

  • • one.Charter Manteca | 1271 N. Main St., Manteca
  • • one.Lathrop | 16424 Harlan Road, Lathrop
  • • one.Lodi | 2248 Tienda Drive, Lodi
  • • one.Success | 702 Yale Ave., Stockton
  • • one.Harmony | 1501 W. 11th St., Tracy
  • • one.Discover | 807 Shamrock Drive, Stockton

Scheduled holidays and breaks for the above locations are Oct. 6-9, Nov.11, and Nov. 23-27, Dec. 21-Jan. 1, Jan. 18, Feb. 15-16, and April 5-9.

For questions regarding the above one.Program meal services, please call (209) 468-4847.

San Joaquin County School District Meal Information

San Joaquin County children and families can pick up meals at any San Joaquin County Office of Education location and at meal pickup locations for any participating school districts. Please visit websites of individual school districts for locations, times, and other details about nutrition programs

Other Resources
To find out more information about food that is available for children and adults in San Joaquin County, dial “2-1-1” or go to 211sj.org.