San Jose community briefs for the week of June 24 – The Mercury News

San Jose community briefs for the week of June 24 – The Mercury News

National Night Out

The San Jose Police Department will be hosting National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2. National Night Out 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; heighten crime prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local crime prevention efforts; and build connections within the community.

Registration is open until July 17 for neighbors and organizations that want to host social events, block parties and community meetings. Register at For more information, call the SJPD Crime Prevention Unit at 408-277-4133 to speak with the National Night Out planning team staff.

Summer meal program

Second Harvest of Silicon Valley is again offering a summer meal program so kids ages 18 and younger can get a nutritious, free lunch at more than 80 sites in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties while school is out.

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 and enter their address, city or ZIP code. Icons pop up on a map where summer meal sites are located, and users can click on the icons to get location details, mealtimes and contact information.

For its program, Second Harvest is collaborating with high-need school districts, libraries, social service organizations and other nonprofits that serve summer meals throughout both counties. To encourage participation, select sites have received grants that make it possible to provide low-cost or no-cost meals to parents and caregivers so families can eat together.

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