In recognition of the nine-year partnership between the city's Park and Recreation Department and San Diego Unified's Food Services Department to help kids have good nutrition during the summer months, San Diego's City Council declared October 23, 2012 as San Diego Summer Lunch Program Day.
The program serves nutritious meals to children throughout San Diego during the summer months when school is not in session. The collaboration included the Network for a Healthy California, the San Diego Food Bank, Feeding America and the Walmart Foundation.
The program has served more than 334,000 meals and 245,000 snacks at parks since it began in 2003. San Diego Unified also serves meals during winter break and spring break and at other locations during the summer including YMCAs, military sites and community centers.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reimburses the school district for the cost of the meals through the Seamless Summer Feeding Option.
For more information about the Summer Programs contact Norma Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.orgWatch video from the 2010 Summer Fun Cafe»