Covid-19 AlertDue to COVID-19 health concerns, Food Services delivery of congregate meals to senior centers have been suspended.

Seniors needing meals should contact Fresno Madera Area Agency on Aging (FMAAA) at (559) 214-0299. Low-cost meals are also available for delivery call (559) 266-FOOD for details. Please see our updated plan to continue preparing and delivering food while staying safe.

Food Express Bus will be out for its last day this summer, August 14. Click for details.

Summer Food Program dates, locations, and times will be updated as business opens. For current map, click here.

Summer Food Service Program

 During summer break, we provide free meals to kids ages 1-18.

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About Fresno EOC Food Services

Fresno EOC Food Services Program provides healthy and nutritious meals to pre-school and school-age children, youth and young adults, seniors, and organizations requiring catering services. We have an excellent team that includes a registered dietician and a chef.

Fresno EOC Food Services established operations in 1965. At its inception, Food Services served lunches to Head Start children and later added the National Meals on Wheels Program in 1972. In the beginning, meals were prepared in satellite kitchens within the City of Fresno, but by October of 1985, the vision of constructing a central kitchen was realized and the state-of-art Food Preparation Center (FPC) was opened. Food Services served 2,000 meals a day when the FPC opened and has grown to over 7,000 meals daily today.

Meals for Kids

Summer Food Service Program serving kids when school is not in session

kids eating sandwichesDuring these difficult economic times, the only healthy meal a disadvantaged youth may consume is a free/reduced-price meal offered at school during the academic year. During summer break, Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) Food Services provides free meals to kids ages 1-18.

According to California Food Policy Advocates 2019 data, 111,000 kids residing in Fresno County are food insecure. When school is not in session, these children miss out on access to nutritious meals that combat hunger, food insecurity, and help prevent obesity.

The meals – which are prepared and provided by Fresno EOC’s Food Services – meet strict United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and California Department of Education (CDE) nutrition guidelines and are comprised of two ounces of protein, two servings of fruits/vegetables, one serving of bread, and eight ounces of milk.

Fresno EOC began administering the Summer Food Service Program in 1991 with only two sites. Now the program distributes food to 100+ sites at urban and rural locations.

Find a Summer Food Service Site Near You

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BECOME A SUMMER FOOD SERVICE SITE

Learn how your site can serve meals to children by calling
(559) 266-3663

In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture Policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call 866-632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing-impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339, or 800-845-6136 (Spanish).

Location

 

Food Services Food Preparation Center is located at

3100 W. Nielsen
Fresno, CA 93706
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM M-F

(559) 266-3663 (FOOD)

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