Feeding San Diego has North County locations for the Youth Food Program – North Coast Current

This summer, Feeding San Diego is providing nutritious meals to youth in need through the Summer Food Service program, a vital part of its hunger relief services in San Diego County.

SFSP provides vital support during the summer months to ensure young people receive the nutrition they need to grow and thrive. The hunger relief nonprofit partners with other county nonprofits, recreation centers and libraries to distribute prepared meals to children five days a week.

According to data from the California Department of Education, there are nearly 500,000 K-12 students in San Diego County, more than 240,000 of these students rely on free or reduced-price meals while in school. . This means that during the summer months, nearly 50% of students in San Diego County could lose access to nutritious meals.

At the 22 youth meal sites hosted by Feeding San Diego, children 18 and under can receive breakfast, lunch or a snack daily. Children must eat meals on site and cannot take meals home or be picked up by a parent or guardian. Meals follow the USDA SFSP meal model and can be served hot or cold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Here is a list of Feeding San Diego North County SFSP sites by launch date:

ocean side
John Landes Leisure Center
2855 Cedars Road

Melba Bishop Recreation Center
5306 North River Road

Oceanside Public Library
330 North Coast Highway

ProKids Oceanside
821 Douglas Drive

VCC Balderrama
709 San Diego Street

VCC Libby Lake
4700 North River Road

St. Mark
June 14
Boys and Girls Club San Marcos Loschser Branch
1 positive place

San Marcos Zable Boys and Girls Club Branch
413 fall walk

One step beyond
340 N. Escondido Blvd.

Feeding San Diego also provides meals to youth and their families through food distribution sites and its Together Tour drive-thru food distributions throughout the county.

The organization also hosts hundreds of community distributions throughout the county with its nearly 300 community partners. Anyone in need of food assistance can use the Find Food Map to find a food distribution nearest to them.

More information online: feedingsandiego.org.

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