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.||6/19/14||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|