Free Meals for Oakland Kids

  • All children in Oakland - 18 years old and younger - and students in OUSD's Young Adult Program can receive free meals. 


    There are two ways to receive this food: (1) Free Home Delivery, or (2) Pick Up


    (1) Free Home Delivery 
    To support families who can not go to our food hubs because they are supporting students during distance learning, OUSD families living in Oakland will be able to sign up for weekly home delivery of OUSD meals. 
    Once enrolled, families will receive:

    • A week’s worth of OUSD meals for each child in the house:  7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 5 suppers 
    • Twice a month families will also receive a fresh box of vegetables (thanks to generous donors)


    An OUSD student and any of their siblings (18 years old and younger) who live in the same household are eligible for meal delivery. At least one child in the household must attend an OUSD school.


    To sign up, you will need the OUSD ID number of at least one child in the household. Most students know their ID number. The ID number is the student’s lunch number and their technology password during distance learning. If you do not know your child’s ID number, contact your school site.  


    Families can enroll directly by filling out one of these google forms:


    If a family has an issue, needs to change or cancel their meal service, we ask that they please complete this change form.  



    (2) Pick Up  

    Meals are available at 2 locations in Oakland: La Escuelita and Coliseum College Preporatory Academy (CCPA). Families no longer have to prove their students attend District-run schools. Students attending charter schools, private schools, or homeschooled are all eligible. Pick Up days are Mondays and Thursdays, between 8am and 1pm


    Please note: 

    • Social Distancing measures and face coverings are required.
    • Kids do not need to be present to pick up food. 
    • Multiple days worth of food can be picked up at once. (Three meals for each weekday, and two meals for each weekend day.)


    Meal Pick Up Locations:


    Central Oakland: La Escuelita

    East Oakland: Coliseum College Preparatory Academy (CCPA)