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Community photo of the week: Lunchtime

on August 1, 2012

Every week, Oakland North will publish a photo submitted by one of our readers. This week’s photo is by Miranda Everitt of the Alameda County Food Bank.

She writes, “Talia, 6, and Tamya, 3, chow down on taco salad at the Cesar Chavez branch of the Oakland library on July 18. Talia wants to be a teacher  someday — she loves “Cat in the Hat” and had a big stack of books to take home today. Tamya isn’t quite sure, but she does know that healthy food like the peach she had today will help her grow strong.

The end of the school year can mean a hit to the family’s pocketbook –without school meals, many families struggle to provide nutritious food for their children. That’s why we’re partnering for a second year  with Oakland libraries to offer free lunch all summer to kids and teens! Call the Alameda County Community Food Bank at (510) 635-3663 to find a site near you. Everyone 18 and under qualifies, and no  paperwork or registration is required.”

You can read Oakland North’s previous coverage of the free summer lunch program here.

If you’d like to contribute to “community photo of the week,” just send a favorite photograph taken in Oakland to with the subject: PHOTO. Please make all photographs large-sized and in jpeg format. Oakland North cannot pay for community photos, except in gratitude and local love.

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