San Jose Community Briefings for the week of June 24 – The Mercury News

national evening

The San Jose Police Department will host a National Night on Tuesday, August 2. National Night is a crime prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. The event is designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships; increase awareness of crime prevention; generate support and participation in local crime prevention efforts; and build community connections.

Registration is open until July 17 for neighbors and organizations interested in hosting social events, block parties and community gatherings. Register on https://www.sjpd.org/community/crime-prevention/national-night-out. For more information, call the SJPD Crime Prevention Unit at 408-277-4133 to speak with staff from the National Evening Planning Team.

Summer meal program

Second Harvest of Silicon Valley is once again offering a summer lunch program so kids 18 and under can get a free, nutritious lunch at more than 80 locations in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties during the lockdown. ‘school.

To make it easier for local families to access free summer meals, Second Harvest recently launched a site locator on its website. Families can visit www.shfb.org/mealsforkids and enter their address, city or postal code. Icons appear on a map where summer meal sites are located, and users can click the icons to get details about location, meal times, and contact information.

For its program, Second Harvest partners with needy school districts, libraries, social service organizations, and other nonprofits that serve summer meals in both counties. To encourage participation, some sites have received grants that provide low-cost or no-cost meals to parents and caregivers so families can eat together.

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