The state Department of Education has created an app for iPhone and Android devices that allows parents to find nearby schools, community centers and other sites offering free grab-and-go meals while campuses are closed to students.
The app allows users to find sites through custom Google maps, by county, city, zip code and partial site name. Users can also filter their searches to see which locations are active or inactive and whether they’re serving lunch, breakfast or snacks. The app also provides contact information, days of service and other details.
The app doesn’t currently offer a complete list of grab-and-go locations, as districts are continuing to provide their information to the state. State officials said they hope the app will eventually offer a comprehensive database of meal sites across California.