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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   








































  • 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: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


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.

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