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Oakland Public Library Again Serving Free Summer Lunches

“After working at the Oakland Public Library for more than 15 years, branch manager Pete Villaseñor has grown accustomed to kids hanging out in the library all summer long. For some, the library serves serve as ad hoc day care while their parents are at work. For others, the library is a safe place to escape the streets. Many kids show up in the morning and stay all day—but few have food or money to buy a meal. Eating summer lunch at the Elmhurst Branch of the Oakland Public Library. (Photo: Sharon McKellar) “During the summer, kids used to ask me for money,” Villaseñor said. “They wanted to go buy a burrito or tacos. Sometimes they’d ask me for food.” (via KQED News Fix)

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