The Pasadena Public Library received a $7,200 grant from the California State Library to support their Lunch at the Library efforts this summer.
The grant allows the library to offer children and teens free books and craft kits at locations throughout the City where free lunch is served. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the US. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education.
Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library in partnership with the California Library Association and supported with funds from the State of California.
By pairing reading and libraries with food access, the library is able to provide the youth of our community with two major ingredients they need to succeed in school and beyond – healthy food and literacy.
Community partners who work with the Library include:
- Boys and Girls Club
- Friends in Deed
- Foothill Unity Center
- PUSD schools
- City of Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department – various park locations
Site visits began in June and will continue through August.
“It’s been a wonderful way to connect with families and share the deliciousness of reading,” according to a city memo.