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.
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.||6/17/13||8/30/13|
|Jackie Robinson YMCA||151 YMCA Way||92102||None||Noon-1 p.m.||6/17/13||8/30/13||10-Jul-13|
|Stockton Recreation Center||330 32nd St||92102||None||Noon-1 p.m.||6/17/13||8/30/13||Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013|
|Balboa Park/Morley Field||2221 Morley Field Dr||92104||None||11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.||6/17/13||8/30/13||Friday, July 19, 2013|
|Pacific Beach Recreation Center||1405 Diamond Street||92109||None||12:30 - 1:30 pm||6/17/13||8/30/13||Friday, June 28, 2013|
|Santa Clara Recreation Center||1008 Santa Clara Pl.||92109||None||Noon-1 p.m.||6/17/13||8/30/13||Thursday, July 11, 2013|
|Admiral Hartman Recreation Center||4649 Donaldson Dr||92109||None||Noon-1 p.m.||6/17/13||8/30/13|
|Gateway CYP||2741 Mendonca Dr||92110||None||Noon-1 p.m.||6/17/13||8/30/13||Friday, August 9, 2013|
|Chesterton CYP||7427 Linda Vista Rd||92111||None||11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.||6/17/13||8/30/13|
|Linda Vista Recreation Center||7064 Levant St||92111||None||12:30-1:30 p.m.||6/17/13||8/30/13||Friday, August 9, 2013|