Summer Community Meals 2024

Eureka City Schools Summer Community Meals Program Returns June 2024
Posted on 06/07/2024

June 7, 2024 - Eureka, CA - Eureka City Schools (ECS) is pleased to announce that our Summer Community Meals program will return in 2024 with expanded access to service. 

Starting June 24, 2024, and continuing through August 2, 2024, children 18 years of age and younger can access free nutritious meals from four designated sites Monday through Friday. There is no service for any location on July 4th and 5th. 

The primary Summer Community Meals sites are Alice Birney Elementary and, new this year, Fireman’s Park in Rio Dell. Meals accessed from these locations do not need to be consumed on-site and can be picked up and taken to go. Meals are available from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ECS encourages families and approved programs to access meals at the primary sites.

Washington Elementary and Eureka High will also provide meals from 6/24 to 8/2; however, meals must be consumed on-site at these locations. Meals will be available from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Washington and 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at EHS. 

The ECS Summer Community Meals program provides an opportunity to continue a child's physical and social development while providing nutritious meals during vacation periods from school. Eureka City Schools takes food insecurity very seriously and understands how much good nutrition is essential for not only learning in school but for a child’s overall growth and development. Having consistent access to healthy food can stabilize energy, promote strong bones and teeth, improve mental health, help to maintain a healthy weight, prevent chronic diseases, and even reduce anxiety and give a child confidence. 

Our participation in this federally-funded program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture helps children stay connected to their community and return to school ready to learn.

If you have any questions, please contact Food Services Director Kevin Ralston at (707) 441-2501. The Summer Community Meals Menu and other Food Services information is posted at


Alice Birney Elementary

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

717 South Ave, Eureka

Fireman’s Park in Rio Dell 

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

178 Center Street, Rio Dell


Washington Elementary

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

3322 Dolbeer Street, Eureka 

Eureka High

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

1915 J Street, Eureka 

Press Contact:

Sierra Speer Dillon

Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Eureka City Schools

[email protected]