Long Beach Unified adds free dinners to meal service

The Long Beach Unified School District continues to distribute free breakfast and lunch to all Long Beach children aged 1-18, and it will add dinners starting on Monday.

The LBUSD has 34 school sites giving away free take-home breakfasts and lunches from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Beginning Monday, May 4, 27 of those sites will start giving away a dinner meal as well.

The dinners will be handed out during the same time period (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) and packaged so they can be taken home and eaten later.

The schools offering all three meals will be: Addams, Avalon, Birney, Bixby, Burbank, Chavez, Dooley, Garfield, Gompers, Grant, Harte, Herrera, King, Lafayette, Lincoln, Lindbergh, McKinley, Oropeza, Riley, Roosevelt, Signal Hill, Smith, Twain, Washington, Webster, Whitter and Willard.

At Emerson, Gant, Henry, Hughes, MacArthur, Marshall and Rogers, the district will continue to give away breakfasts and lunches.

Kids to not have to be present to pick up the meals. Parents just need to provide some kind of documentation showing the names of their kids to prove the number of meals needed, according to the school district.

The LBUSD says it’s given away 312,665 meals in the six and a half weeks since campuses have been closed.

Click here for a map of LBUSD schools.

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