The free food giveaway programs at the Peralta Colleges we first announced in May and which now include all four colleges are certainly good news for students and the community. And now the program is in the news! Maaziq Madyun, a reporter for KRON TV Channel 4 recently stopped by the College of Alameda and filmed the following story, "East Bay grab-and-go lunch program helps fight food insecurity during pandemic," which was broadcast across the Bay area. The story is also available online here: https://gems.peralta.edu/all-four-colleges-now-offering-free-meals
- Laney College Lunch & Produce is available on Mondays and Wednesdays from Noon to 2pm with drive thru pickup available at 900 Fallon Street. Laney also offers organic produce boxes each Friday.
- College of Alameda "Grab-N-Go Free Lunch" is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:30am to 1:30pm with drive thru pickup available at 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway.
- Merritt College "Grab N Go Free Lunch" is available on Tuesday and Thursday, from Noon to 2pm, off-campus at the David E. Glover Education and Technology Center located at 6948 Foothill Blvd, Oakland.
- Berkeley City College lunches are available on Fridays from 11:30am to 2pm at 2050 Center St., Berkeley. BCC also provides free groceries at the Berkeley Food Network on between 12pm - 3pm every Monday.
Peralta Gems recently visited the College of Alameda for lunch distribution. "Cars start lining up around 10:30am. Officially the start time is 11:30am. We say the distribution lasts until 1:30pm or whenever we run out of food. Today we passed out 900 meals before noon." Thank you to Eat.Learn.Play., World Central Kitchen, The Peralta Colleges Foundation, and all the employees and volunteers who make this food giveaway possible!