San Diego

Annual Summer Food Program Kicks Off With BBQ

San Diego Unified will kick off its Summer Fun Café lunch program with a barbecue for parents, guardians and children to eat for free at Skyline Hills Community Park on Wednesday.

The barbecue is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include a community resource fair, activities for children, live music, free health screenings, a performance by the Fern Street Circus, fresh fruits and vegetables for families to take home, as well as prize drawings for children, according to a statement from SD Unified.

The Summer Fun Café is an annual summer meal program partnered by the City of San Diego and the San Diego Unified School District to provide healthy meals for children in need during the summer months, according to a statement.

SD Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten, SD Unified Police Chief Mike Marquez, City of San Diego Police Chief Shelly Zimmerman and board members from SD Unified schools will be serving the lunch, according to a statement.

The Summer Fun Café is provided by the Seamless Summer Feeding Option, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, and requires no paperwork to participate, according to a statement.

Meals will be served to children up to age 18, from June 19 to Aug. 18 at various locations, including schools, recreation centers, libraries and military community sites.

The Summer Fun Café will also host special barbecue events throughout summer 2017 where parents and guardians can eat at for no cost, funded provided by Mission Federal Credit Union, San Diego Honda Dealers and General Mills.

For more information visit the San Diego Unified website.

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