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Summer Lunch Program Under Way


 Having lunch
San Diego's kids can "Power Up Your Summer" at any one of 69 locations in the city that will be serving free lunch this summer.

Summer Fun Cafe San Diego Unified's Food Services Department and the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department are once again joining forces to bring the US Department of Agriculture's Seamless Summer Feeding Option to kids throughout the region. The theme this year is "Power Up Your Summer."

"This program provides an important bridge over the summer for children when school is out and they no longer have access to school meals," said Gary Petill, San Diego Unified's Food Services Director. "Good nutrition is very important to a child's continued growth during the summer."

Lunches are being offered at a variety of locations, ranging from city recreation centers, to schools, to military bases beginning June 20. Use the table at the bottom of this story to find a location near you.

Special barbecues are held at selected locations. At the 2012 opening event, the WalMart Foundation funded adult meals.

Other activities scheduled at many barbecues include fruit and veggie games, community organizations providing information about low cost utility and healthcare programs, health screenings, immunizations, food assistance, housing, counseling and summer activities, as well as distributing free fruit and vegetables. Children can participate in all the activities at this and other barbecues throughout the summer, earning points toward a super cool Power Up Your Summer patch.

Most of the 69 locations will have a similar barbecue during the summer, but daily fare is much more simple. Kids receive a sandwich, fruit and juice for lunch, all in line with federal nutritional guidelines. Breakfast will be served at 35 locations, mostly schools, beginning in late July.

"Each parent and guardian can be assured that their child is getting a good breakfast or lunch through this program," said Petill.

Use the Zip Code guide below to find the lunch program location near you.

2014 Summer Fun Cafe Locations

Sites are open to the public unless otherwise stated.

Location Address Zip Code Breakfast Time Lunch Time Start Date End Date Barbecue Date 1 Barbecue Date 2
BAME Child Development Center 3085 K Street 92102 None 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. 6/19/14 8/22/14
Jackie Robinson YMCA 151 YMCA Way 92102 None Noon-1 p.m. 6/19/14 8/22/14 Friday, July 25, 2014
Stockton Recreation Center 330 32nd St. 92102 None Noon-1 p.m. 6/19/14 8/22/14 Friday, August 15, 2014
Balboa Park/Morley Field 2221 Morley Field Dr 92104 None 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. 6/19/14 8/22/14 Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Pacific Beach Recreation Center 1405 Diamond Street 92109 None 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 6/19/14 8/22/14 Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Santa Clara Recreation Center 1008 Santa Clara Pl. 92109 None Noon-1 p.m. 6/19/14 8/14/14 Friday, July 25, 2014
Gateway CYP 2741 Mendonca Dr 92110 None Noon-1 p.m. 6/19/14 8/22/14 Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Kearny Mesa Recreation Center 3170 Armstrong St. 92111 None Noon-1 p.m. 6/19/14 8/22/14 Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Chesterton CYP 7427 Linda Vista Rd. 92111 None 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. 6/19/14 8/22/14
Logan Heights Branch Library 567 So. 28th St. 92113 None 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. 6/19/14 8/22/14
O'Farrell MS 6130 Skyline Dr. 92114 7:15 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 6/19/14 7/18/14
Malcolm X Branch Library 5148 Market St. 92114 None Noon - 1:00 p.m. 6/19/14 8/22/14
M.L.King Jr. Recreation Center 6401 Skyline Dr. 92114 None 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. 6/19/14 8/22/14 Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Encanto Recreation Center 6508 Wunderlin Ave. 92114 None Noon-1 p.m. 6/19/14 8/22/14 Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Skyline Hills Recreation Center 8285 Skyline Dr. 92114 None Noon-1 p.m. 6/19/14 8/22/14 Kickoff event: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Chollas Lake Recreation Center 6350 College Grove Dr. 92115 None Noon-1 p.m. 6/19/14 8/22/14
Cadman Recreation Center 4280 Avati Dr. 92117 None 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 6/19/14 8/22/14 Wednesday, July 16, 2014
South Clairemont Recreation Center 3605 Clairemont Dr. 92117 None Noon - 1 p.m. 6/19/14 8/22/14 Thursday, July 17, 2014
Serra Mesa Recreation Center 9020 Village Glen Dr. 92123 None 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. 6/19/14 8/22/14 Friday, August 01, 2014
Cabrillo CYP 8420 1/2 Krenz St. 92123 None Noon - 1:00 p.m. 6/19/14 8/22/14
Tierrasanta Recreation Center 11220 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. 92124 None Noon-1 p.m. 6/19/14 8/22/14 Thursday, July 24, 2014
MCAS Miramar Youth and Teen Center (base access only) 2700 Moore Ave. 92126 6:45 a.m. - 7:15 a.m. Noon-1 p.m. 6/19/14 8/22/14 Thursday, July 31, 2014 Thursday, August 14, 2014
Mira Mesa Recreation Center 8575 New Salem St. 92126 None Noon-1 p.m. 6/19/14 8/22/14 Friday, July 18, 2014
Bay View CYP 1876 Sky Harbor Rd 92139 None Noon-1 p.m. 6/19/14 8/22/14
Mead Elem. 401 N 45th St. 92102 8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 6/23/14 7/28/14
Lincoln HS 4777 Imperial Ave. 92113 7:15 a.m. - 7:25 a.m. 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 6/23/14 08/1/14
Morse High School 6905 Skyline Dr. 92114 7 a.m. - 7:25 a.m. 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 6/23/14 8/1/14
Crawford HS 4191 Colts Way 92115 None 11:35 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 6/23/14 8/1/14
Clairemont HS 4150 Ute Dr. 92117 None 11:35 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. 6/23/14 8/01/14
Serra HS 5156 Santo Rd. 92124 7:10 a.m. - 7:20 a.m. 11:45 a.m. - 12:10 a.m. 6/23/14 8/01/14
Twain HS 6402 Linda Vista Rd. 92124 7:40 a.m.-7:55 a.m. 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. 6/23/14 8/01/14
Central Downtown Library 330 Park Blvd. 92101 None Noon - 1 p.m. 7/22/14 8/22/14
Golden Hill Recreation Center 2600 Golf Course Dr. 92102 None 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 7/22/14 8/22/14 Monday, August 18, 2014
North Park Recreation Center 4044 Idaho St 92104 None 1 p.m.- 2 p.m. 7/22/14 8/22/14 Friday, Aug 8, 2014
Azalea Recreation Center 2596 Violet St. 92105 None 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 7/22/14 8/22/14 Tuesday, August 5, 2014
City Heights Recreation Center 4380 Landis St 92105 None Noon-1 p.m. 7/22/14 8/22/14 Friday, July 18, 2014 Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Linda Vista Recreation Center 7064 Levant St. 92111 None 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. 7/22/14 8/22/14 Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Bayside Community Center 2202 Comstock St. 92111 yes,check site for time 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. 7/22/14 8/04/14
Mountain View Recreation Center 641 South Boundary St. 92113 None 1 p.m.-2 p.m. 7/22/14 8/22/14 Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Southcrest Recreation Center 4149 Newton Ave. 92113 None 12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. 7/22/14 8/22/14 Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Willie Henderson Recreation Center 1035 S. 45th St. 92113 None Noon - 1 p.m. 7/22/14 8/22/14 Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Colina Del Sol Recreation Center 5319 Orange Ave. 92115 None Noon-1 p.m. 7/22/14 8/22/14 Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Adams Recreation Center 3491 Adams Ave. 92116 None Noon - 1 p.m. 7/22/14 8/22/14 Wednesday, July 30, 2014
North Clairemont Recreation Center 4421 Bannock Avenue 92117 None Noon to 1 p.m. 7/22/14 8/22/14 Thursday, August 7, 2014
Allied Gardens Recreation Center 5155 Greenbrier Ave. 92120 None 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 7/22/14 8/22/14 Monday, August 11, 2014
Murphy Canyon Youth Center 4867 Santo Rd. 92124 None Noon-1 p.m. 7/22/14 8/22/14 Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Murphy Canyon Kid Connection 3493 Santo Rd. 92124 None Noon-1 p.m. 7/22/14 8/22/14
Paradise Hills Recreation Center 6610 Potomac St 92139 None Noon-1 p.m. 7/22/14 8/22/14 Thursday, August 14, 2014
Penn Athletic Field 2555 Dusk Dr. 92139 None Noon-1 p.m. 7/22/14 8/22/14 Thursday, July 31, 2014
Schweitzer Elem. 6991 Balboa Ave. 92111 7:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. 12:15 a.m. - 12:35 a.m. 7/24/13 8/20/13
Kimbrough Elem. 321 Hoitt St. 92102 8:00 a.m.- 8:30 a.m. 12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m. 7/24/14 8/20/14
Wilson Middle School 3838 Orange Ave. 92105 7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. 11:05 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. 7/24/14 8/20/14
Central Elem 4063 Polk Ave. 92105 8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.-12:50 p.m. 7/24/14 8/20/14
Montgomery Middle School 2470 Ulric St. 92111 8:20 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. 11:30 a.m. - Noon 7/24/14 8/20/14
Schweitzer Elem. 6991 Balboa Ave. 92111 8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. 12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. 7/24/14 8/20/14
Mann Middle School 4345 54th Street 92115 7:30 a.m.-7:50 a.m. 11 a.m. - Noon 7/24/14 8/20/14
Alcott Elem. 4680 Hidalgo Ave. 92117 7:20 a.m. - 7:40 a.m. 12:20 p.m. - 12:40 p.m. 7/24/14 8/20/14
Whitman Elem. 4050 Appleton St. 92117 8:45 a.m. - 9:05 a.m. 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. 7/24/14 8/20/14
Juarez Elem. 2633 Melbourne Dr. 92123 8:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. 12:30 p.m.- 12:45 p.m. 7/24/14 8/20/14
Mason Elem. 10340 San Ramon Dr. 92126 7:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. 12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. 7/24/14 8/20/14
Zamorano Elem. 2655 Casey St. 92139 7:20 a.m. - 7:40 a.m. 12:20 p.m. - 12:40 p.m. 7/24/14 8/20/14
Hoover HS 4474 El Cajon Blvd. 92115 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 Noon 7/29/2014 8/12/2014
Sherman Heights Community Center 2258 Island Ave 92102 None 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 7/8/14 8/22/14 Thursday, July 24, 2014