Free Snack Program Has Begun!
Children and youth ages 18 and under receive a “grab and go” nutritious snack that include vegetables, fruits, seeds and healthy dairy products like milk, string cheese and yogurt, at 46 locations. This free nutrition program will run for a total 35 weeks. Please see dates below for when the program will not be offered due to county holidays.
Program is Monday thru Friday
October 12, 2021 thru May 27, 2022
Snack is served from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Due to health and safety restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, snack will be available for pick up only. Face coverings and physical distancing of six feet are required. For convenience, lunch and snack can be picked up simultaneously.
Created to help reduce the growing percentage of young people in the United States challenged by obesity or lack of consistent access to wholesome meals, the program aims to provide a healthy alternative for students when the school day is done. In order for participating parks to qualify for the program, they must service areas within the geographical boundaries of elementary, middle, or high school attendance areas with at least 50% of its students eligible for free or reduced-price school meals.
Please note that there will be no snack on County observed holidays or the following dates:
- Thursday, November 11, 2021
- November 22-26, 2021
- December 20-31, 2021
- Monday, January 17, 2022
- Monday, February 21, 2022
- Monday, March 28, 2022
Here are the LA County Parks locations for the 2021 Free Snack Program: