Summer lunch sites are free to children struggling with hunger
Source: Feeding San Diego
June 19, 2019 (San Diego) - This summer, Feeding San Diego will host 26 distribution sites for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a critical part of its summer hunger-relief programs. This program provides critical support throughout the summer months to ensure children are getting the nutrition they need to grow and thrive.
In San Diego County, one in six children face hunger — over 120,000 children. Many lose access to nutritious school meals over the summer months when school is out. Feeding San Diego is working to fill that gap by offering these free summer meals and snacks to any children between one and 18 who participate. There are no forms to fill out in order to receive food.
In addition to regular food distributions, the following is a list of Feeding San Diego’s 2019 Summer Food Distribution Sites:
|Site||Frequency||Start Date||End Date||Lunch||Breakfast/snack|
|Borrego Springs Branch 2580 Country Club Road Borrego Springs, CA 92004||Tuesday-Friday||June 17||August 23||12:00 - 1:00 PM|
|Jacumba Branch Library 44605 Old Highway 80 Jacumba, CA 91934||Tuesday - Saturday||June 25||August 10||12:00 - 12:45 PM||5:00 - 5:30 PM snack|
|Julian Branch Library 1850 Highway 78 Julian, CA 92036||Tuesday - Friday||June 18||July 26||11:30 AM - 12:30 PM|
|Julian Elementary School 1704 Cape Horn Julian, CA 92036||Tuesday - Friday||June 18||July 19||8:30 - 9:30 AM breakfas|
|Potrero Branch Library 24883 Potrero Valley Rd Potrero, CA 91963||Tuesday - Friday||June 18||August 30||1:00 - 2:00 PM||9:30 - 10:30 AM Breakfast|
|Ramona Branch Library 1275 Main Street Ramona, CA 92065||Monday - Friday||June 10||August 16||11:30 AM - 12:30 PM|
|Valley Center Branch Library 29200 Cole Grade Rd. Valley Center, CA 92082||Monday - Friday||June 17||August 2||12:00 - 1:00 PM||3:00 - 4:00 PM Snack|
|Mesa Grande Indian Housing Authority 27000 Black Canyon Rd. Santa Ysabel, CA 92070||Monday - Friday||June 17||August 9||12:00 - 1:00 PM|
|Ocean Discovery Institute 4255 Thorn St. San Diego, CA 92105||Monday - Friday||July 29||August 30||12:30 - 1:30 PM||3:30 - 4:00 PM Snack|
|STAR/PAL 4110 54th St San Diego, CA 92105||Monday - Friday Varies by week||June 19||August 21||12:00 - 1:00 PM||9:00 - 10:00 AM Snack|
|Palomar Family YMCA 1050 North Broadway Escondido, CA 92026||Monday - Friday||June 24||August 13||12:15 - 1:00 PM||8:00 - 8:45 AM Breakfast|
|Price Philanthropies Cardinals Interact 4305 University Ave Basement Unit San Diego, CA 92105||Monday - Thursday||June 24||July 19||4:00 - 5:00 PM|
|Community Housing Works Maplewood Apartments 12709 Mapleview St. Lakeside, CA 92040||Monday - Friday||June 24||August 21||12:00 - 1:00 PM|
|Pro Kids City Heights 4085 52nd St San Diego, CA 92105||Monday - Friday Varies by week||June 17||August 16||12:00 - 1:00 PM|
|La Maestra Youth Center 4185 Fairmount Ave San Diego, CA 92105||Monday - Friday||June 17||August 23||12:00 - 1:00 PM||3:00 - 4:00 PM|
|Hope Through Housing Shadow Hill Apartments 11085 Woodside Ave. Santee, CA 92071||Monday - Friday||June 24||August 20||3:00 - 4:00 PM|
ADDITIONAL SUMMER PROGRAMS:
- Hosted by Feeding San Diego in partnership with San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD), Summer Fun Café sites offer food and resources to children and families at outdoor events throughout the summer. In addition to distributing bags of fresh produce, Feeding San Diego conducts CalFresh (SNAP) outreach and pre-screenings.
- Special Regional School Break Distributions will serve each of the four regions of San Diego County once a month, June through August, at the following locations:
- North: Orange Glen High School, June 20, July 17 and August 7, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
- South: Castle Park Elementary, June 27, July 11 and August 8, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
- Central: Central Elementary, July 25 and August 15, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
- East: Naranca Elementary, June 26, July 24 and August 9, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Text “food” or “comida” to 877-877 to find sites that provide free summer meals. Alternatively, dial 2-1-1 to be connected to 211 San Diego, a source for access to community, health, social and disaster services.
Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times listed above. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD3027), found online and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.
Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442 or
(3) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
ABOUT FEEDING SAN DIEGO
Feeding San Diego (FSD) is a non-profit organization on a mission to solve hunger while ending food waste. Established in 2007, FSD is the leading hunger-relief and food rescue organization in San Diego County and the only Feeding America affiliate in the region. Currently, one in eight San Diegans, including one in six children, face hunger each day. FSD provides 500,000 meals every week to children, adults and seniors in partnership with a network of 245 local charities, schools, faith communities and Page | 4 food pantries. Through an efficient model focused on reducing our impact on the environment, every dollar donated helps provide four nutritious meals to people facing hunger. To learn more about Feeding San Diego and support the Fuel for Summer campaign, visit feedingsandiego.org.