Lunch at the Library

Current Lunch Services

Grab ‘n Go Drive-Through Lunch Service (through July 2021)
Meals are for children, ages 2-18, and must be present. Meals are FREE.

Arvin Branch Library | Tuesdays – Thursdays, 12-1pm

Beale Memorial Library | Mondays – Fridays, 12-1pm

Delano Branch Library | Wednesdays – Fridays, 12-1pm

Wasco Branch Library | Mondays – Tuesdays, 12-1pm

Taft Branch Library | Mondays – Wednesdays, 12-1pm

Kern River Valley Branch Library | Wednesdays – Fridays, 12-1pm

Rathbun Branch Library | Wednesdays – Thursdays, 12-1pm

Ridgecrest Branch Library | Mondays – Thursdays, 11-12pm

Rosamond Branch Library | Mondays & Tuesdays, 12-1pm

Southwest Branch Library | Mondays & Tuesdays, 12-1pm

Lunch service is made possible through a partnership with the California Library Association, Kern County Superintendent of Schools, Kern High School District, Sierra Sands Unified School District, Taft City School District, Southern Kern Unified School District, Delano Union Elementary School District, the California Summer Meal Coalition, and No Kid Hungry.

Let us know how we’re doing- take our Lunch at the Library survey online here!

2021 Lunch Resources


Coming Soon!

Health Tips/ Consejos de Salud

Week 1- Three Ways to Build Bones/ Semana 1- Tres Formas de Tener Unos Huesos Fuertes

Week 2- 10 Steps to a Healthy Lunch/ Semana 2- 10 Pasos para una Comida Estupenda

Week 3- MyPlate Guide

Week 4- Smart Snacks/ Semana 4- Refrigerios Inteligentes

Week 5- Breakfast/ Semana 5- Desayuno

Week 6- Sleep and Teenagers/ Semana 6- Adolescentes y Duermen

Week 7- The 5 Second Rule/ Semana 7- La Regla de los 5 Segundos

Week 8- Encouraging a Healthy Body Image/ Semana 8- Alentar una Imagen Corporal Saludable

Week 9- Fiber/ Semana 9- Fibra

Week 10- Iron/ Semana 10- El Hierro y Su hijo

Week 11- Vitamin D / Semana 11- Vitamina D

Cal Fresh Recipes/ Recetas Cal Fresh

Banana Sushi/ Sushi de Plàtano

Veggie Scramble/ Huevos Revueltos con Verduras

Watermelon Salsa/ Salsa de Sandía

Pita Pizzas/ Pizzas de Pan Pita

One-Mug Omelette/ Omelette en una Taza

Berry Good Banana Split/ Súper Banana Split

Kern County Food Resources/ Recursos Alimenticios Kern County

Child Food Programs/ Programas de Almentación Infantil

  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program
    • “The Women, Infants, and Children Program, also known as WIC, is a nutrition education program. WIC helps pregnant women, women who just had a baby, and children up to age 5 eat well, be active, and stay healthy. WIC welcomes dads, grandparents, foster parents, or guardians who care for eligible children. WIC services are provided at no cost to you. Newly pregnant women, including military and migrant families, are encouraged to apply!” (CAPK Program)

Family Food Programs/ Programas de Alimentación Familiar

  • CalFresh
    • California’s food stamp (SNAP) program
  • CalFresh
    • Un programa de estampillas de alimentos en California

Senior Food Programs/ Programas de Alimentos para Personas Mayores

  • Meals on Wheels
    • These home-delivered meals are available to persons 60 years or older who are homebound (by reason of illness, incapacitation, disability or isolation) and unable to leave their homes to participate in the congregate meals. (Kern County, Senior Nutrition)
  • Gleaners Senior Sack Program
    • Provides a food sack twice a month to registered seniors. Seniors can register at site with one-time $2 registration fee.

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