Help us reach our goal — 200,000 meals to help feed children and families in need.
Hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation when school food programs do. 1 in 5 San Diego children are food insecure. During the summer months, thousands of children lose access to breakfast and lunch programs, a critical source of nutrition. In San Diego County in 2015, 59 percent, or more than 97,000 students, of those who receive free and reduced-price meals during the school year did not receive food during the summer (CFPA, School’s Out…Who Ate?).
Through direct-to-client programs and our partner agencies, Feeding San Diego works to meet this specific need throughout the region. With your help, we can provide the nutrition that children need to grow and develop. Help fuel summer for children and families in need.
Summer Food Programs
Summer Food Service Program
FSD is a sponsor for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), providing free lunches and snacks to children and teens, Monday through Friday, June through August. Additionally, we are one of the few nonprofit SFSP sponsors in San Diego County that offers programmatic and financial support to meal service sites. The program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the California Department of Education (CDE).
Once the schedule is finalized, SFSP locations and times will be provided.
Kids Community Pantries
FSD will host Kids Community Pantries once a month for children and their families, offering food at a central location in each of the four regions of San Diego County.
Once the schedule is finalized, Kids Community Pantry locations and times will be provided.
Summer Fun Café BBQs
FSD and other local non-profits work in partnership with San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) to offer food and resources to children and families at outdoor events throughout the summer. In addition to distributing bags of fresh produce, FSD conducts CalFresh (SNAP) outreach and pre-screenings, nutrition education and demonstrations.
Distribution partners join in the summer efforts by offering Summer Food Service sites for lunch and dinner, increasing their distributions or conducting skills and health-related classes.