August 31, 2023
Contact: Nick Rivas
Cell: (626) 233 9280
LOS ANGELES COUNTY PARKS’ FREE SNACK PROGRAM RETURNS THIS FALL!
FREE Access to Nutritional Snacks Coming to 47 LA County Parks this Fall!
LOS ANGELES – It’s Park Time, LA County! This Fall, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation brings its Free Snack Program to 46 LA County Parks, beginning on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 and conclude May 24, 2024. Children 18 and younger are invited to receive a nutritious lunch and snack that includes vegetables, fruits, and healthy dairy products like milk, string cheese, and yogurt. Snacks are served Monday through Friday, between the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Snacks will be served congregate style at a designated enclosed area for each park location. Please note that there will be no lunch and snack on County observed holidays.
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 children when school is out for the summer.
For participating parks to qualify for the program, they must service areas within the geographical boundaries of elementary, middle or high school attendance area with at least 50% of its students eligible for free or reduced-price school meals.
To locate a free snack site at an L.A. County Park near you, please visit Free Snack Program.
About LA County Parks and Recreation
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation manages 181 parks. It also operates a network of 9 regional parks, 40 neighborhood parks, 20 community parks, 14 wildlife sanctuaries, 11 nature centers, 43 public swimming pools, more than 200 miles of multi-use trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding, and the largest municipal golf system in the nation, consisting of 20 golf courses. The department also maintains four botanical centers: The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, the South Coast Botanic Garden, Descanso Gardens, and Virginia Robinson Gardens. The department also owns the iconic Hollywood Bowl, and the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, providing County residents with valuable entertainment and cultural resources.