San Diego Unified to provide free lunch for students all summer long

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Unified School District kicked off its annual barbecue event Thursday to help spread the word about its free summer lunch program, Summer Fun Café. 

The Skyline Hills Community Park welcomed entertainment from the Fern Street Circus and hundreds of SDUSD students and their parents.

The Summer Fun Café program, which runs from June 22 to August 28 allows parents who depend on free school lunches during the school year to continue to see their sons and daughters eat lunch for free. The program serves around 250,000 meals and snacks annually.

One parent at the barbecue kickoff event said that, “We’re lucky enough to have food in our house everyday but I know that’s not the case for a lot of families. I know that their meals are only what they get in school.”

The free summer lunches are available at 58 sites throughout SDUSD community areas, and are available for students 18 years old and younger. Proof of income or paperwork is not needed.

The meals are courtesy of federal funds from the USDA.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LIST OF SITES OFFERING FREE LUNCH

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