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CA public libraries offer free lunches for kids this summer

Hazel Loarca, 7, drinks her milk in the cafeteria area at Kingsley Elementary School, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Los Angeles.
Hazel Loarca, 7, drinks her milk in the cafeteria area at Kingsley Elementary School, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Los Angeles.
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According to the food bank network Feeding America, one in four kids in LA County is at risk of hunger.

That's about 600,000 children.

Many of them receive free and reduced-price lunches at school, but what happens when summer rolls around?

Well, in some communities, libraries have been stepping up to feed these kids.

...not just in this area but all around the state.

On Wednesday, we reached Greg Lucas, he's the California state librarian.

Joining Take Two to discuss:


L.A.-area libraries offering free lunch:

Carson Library, 151 East Carson Street, Carson

Huntington Park Library, 6518 Miles Avenue, Huntington Park

Lancaster Library, 610 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster

La Puente Library, 15920 E. Central Ave, La Puente

Norwalk Library, 11949 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk

San Fernando Library, 217 N. Maclay Ave., San Fernando

San Gabriel Library, 500 S. Del Mar Ave., San Gabriel

Covina Public Library, 234 N. Second Avenue, Covina

Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard Street, Glendale

Hemet Public Library, 300 E. Latham Ave., Hemet

Crenshaw-Imperial Branch Library, 11141 S. Crenshaw Blvd., Inglewood

Main Library, 101 West Manchester Blvd., Inglewood

Canoga Park Branch Library, 20939 Sherman Way, Canoga Park

Central Library, 630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles

Eagle Rock Branch Library, 5027 Casper Avenue, Los Angeles

Echo Park Branch Library, 1410 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles

Exposition Park Regional Branch Library, 3900 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles

Hyde Park Branch Library, 2205 W. Florence Avenue, Los Angeles

Mark Twain Branch Library, 9621 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles

Pacoima Branch Library, 13605 Van Nuys Blvd., Pacoima

Panorama City Branch Library, 14345 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City

Pico Union Branch Library, 1030 S. Alvarado St., Los Angeles

San Pedro Branch Library, 931 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro

Vermont Square Branch Library, 1201 W. 48th Street, Los Angeles

Vernon Branch Library, 4504 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles

Watts Branch Library, 10205 Compton Ave., Los Angeles

Garden Grove Chapman Branch, 9182 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove

Ovitt Family Community Library, 215 E C Street, Ontario

Desert Hot Springs Library, 11691 West Dr, Desert Hot Springs

Glen Avon Regional Branch Library, 9244 Galena Street, Jurupa Valley

Eastside Library, 4033-C Chicago Avenue, Riverside

Main Library, 3581 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside

Feldheym Central Library, 555 W 6th Street, San Bernardino

North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd., Torrance