City News and Updates

City to Offer Free Summer Meal Program

Children ages 18 and under can get free, nutritional meals this summer thanks to a program offered by the California Department of Education and the United States Department of Agriculture.

The City’s Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the Summer Food Services Program at seven locations in June, July and August. Breakfast will be served from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. with lunch available from noon to 1:00 p.m. All meals are served on a first-come, first-served basis.

Meals will be provided Monday through Friday at the following locations from June 13 through August 12:

  • Pico Park, 9528 Beverly Blvd.
  • Pio Pico Elementary, 4211 Columbia St.
  • Rivera Park, 9530 Shade Ln.
  • Rio Hondo Park, 8421 San Luis Potosi Pl.  (UPDATE!  Meals will be served starting on June 13.)
  • Rio Vista Park, 8751 Coffman & Pico Rd.
  • Smith Park, 6016 Rosemead Blvd.
  • Veterans & Ladies Auxiliary Park, 9325 Garth Gardner Ln.

NOTE - No meals will be served on Monday, July 4.

All meals must be eaten on site. Monthly menus will be available at participating sites and on the City’s website.

Volunteers are needed to assist with set up, meal distribution, site supervision and clean up. If you would like to volunteer or need more information about this program, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 562. 801.4430.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TYY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information is available in languages other than English.

To file a complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at, or at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:


U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SWWashington, D.C. 20250-9410

Fax:(202) 690-7442; or

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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