Feeding Kids

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Feeding Kids2019-07-01T12:30:41-07:00

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1 in 6 children in San Diego County are at risk of hunger. In addition to the children served through our partner agencies and mobile pantries, FSD distributes nutritious food items directly into the hands of local students through programs tailored to meet the needs of families with children.

The Feeding Kids initiative pairs critical food assistance with focused education on the role of fresh fruits and vegetables in a healthy, active lifestyle.

Partner Agencies

FSD works closely with 150 partner agencies to provide food and resources to individuals and families across San Diego. According to research by Feeding America, 26 percent of those served by partner agencies are under the age of 18 and 10 percent are under 5.

BackPack

The BackPack program aims to meet the nutritional needs of food insecure children over weekends and school holidays. Typically, each child receives an easy-to-carry bag filled with nutritious staple items and two to three pounds of fresh produce when leaving school on Thursday or Friday afternoons.

School Pantry

The School Pantry program helps alleviate child hunger in San Diego County by providing nutritious, healthy food to low-income students and their families. Distributions set up in a farmer’s market style are consistently in the same locations at each campus, have routine distribution schedules, and provide access to nutrition education and additional community resources. When food is provided at locations a family already visits, parents and guardians do not have to give up more of their valuable time and transportation budget to put food on the table.

Regional School Break Distributions reach children outside of the school setting providing produce and healthy staple items to children and their families in a convenient location when school is out. Special Regional School Break Distributions will serve each of the four regions of San Diego County once a month, June through August, at the following locations:

  • North: Orange Glen High School, June 20, July 17 and August 7, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
  • South: Castle Park Elementary, June 27, July 11, and August 8, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
  • Central: Central Elementary, July 25 and August 15, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
  • East: Naranca Elementary, June 26, July 24, and August 9, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

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CACFP and SFSP

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) are federal, child-focused nutrition programs that contribute to the wellness, healthy growth and development of children and youth by providing healthy meals and snacks. FSD sponsors CACFP at after school sites throughout the year and SFSP during the summer to meet increased need when children are not receiving school meals. Over the summer of 2017, FSD sponsored a Mobile Meals program providing meals to children in rural areas of San Diego County.

SiteFrequencyStart DateEnd DateLunchBreakfast/ Snack
Vista Community Clinic Resilience Mentoring
102 H Copperwood Way
Oceanside, CA 92058
Monday/ ThursdayJune 17, 2019August 13, 20194:00 - 5:00 PM
Vista Community Clinic Libby Lake
4700 North River Rd.
Oceanside, CA 92057
Monday - FridayJune 17, 2019August 14, 20191:30 - 2:30 PM4:15 - 4:45 PM, Snack
Vista Community Clinic Balderrama
709 San Diego St.
Oceanside, CA 92058
Monday - FridayJune 17, 2019August 14, 20191:30 - 2:00 PM4:15 - 4:45 PM, Snack
Vista Branch Library
700 Eucalyptus Ave.
Vista, CA 92084
Monday - FridayJune 10, 2019August 2, 201912:00 - 1:00 PM
Valley Center Branch Library
29200 Cole Grade Rd.
Valley Center, CA 92082
Monday - FridayJune 17, 2019August 2, 201912:00 - 1:00 PM3:00 - 4:00 PM, Snack
STAR/PAL
4110 54th St
San Diego, CA 92105
Monday - Friday, Varies by weekJune 19, 2019August 21, 201912:00 - 1:00 PM9:00 - 10:00 AM, Snack
Sierra Vista Apartments
422 Los Vallecitos Blvd
San Marcos, CA 92069
Monday / Wednesday/ FridayJune 17, 2019July 31, 201911:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Ramona Branch Library
1275 Main Street
Ramona, CA 92065
Monday - FridayJune 10, 2019August 16, 201911:30 - 12:30 PM
Pro Kids Oceanside
821 Douglas Dr.
Oceanside, CA 92058
Monday - FridayJune 24, 2019August 2, 201912:30 - 1:30 PM9:00 - 10:00 AM
Pro Kids City Heights
4085 52nd St
San Diego, CA 92105
Monday - Friday, Varies by weekJune 17, 2019August 16, 201912:00 - 1:00 PM
Price Philanthropies Cardinals Interact
4305 University Ave Basement Unit
San Diego, CA 92105
Monday - ThursdayJune 24, 2019July 19, 20194:00 - 5:00 PM
Potrero Branch Library
24883 Potrero Valley Rd
Potrero, CA 91963
Tuesday - FridayJune 18, 2019August 30, 20191:00 - 2:00 PM9:30 - 10:30 AM, Breakfast
Palomar Family YMCA
1050 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92026
Monday - FridayJune 24, 2019August 13, 201912:15 - 1:00 PM8:00 - 8:45 AM, Breakfast
Ocean Discovery Institute
4255 Thorn St.
San Diego, CA 92105
Monday - FridayJuly 29, 2019August 30, 201912:30 - 1:30 PM3:30 - 4:00 PM, Snack
Mission Cove Apartments
3239 Conch Way
Oceanside, CA 92058
Tuesday / ThursdayJune 18, 2019July 30, 201911:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Mesa Grande Indian Housing Authority
27000 Black Canyon Rd.
Santa Ysabel, CA 92070
Monday -FridayJune 17, 2019August 9, 201912:00 - 1:00 PM
Manuel Portillo Casa de Salud Youth Center
1408 Harding Ave.
National City, CA 91950
Monday - SaturdayJune 10, 2019July 19, 201912:00 - 1:00 PM5:00 - 6:00 PM, Snack
Lincoln Acres Branch Library
2725 Granger Ave.
National City, CA 91950
Tuesday - FridayJune 11, 2019July 19, 201912:00 - 12:30 PM
La Maestra Youth Center
4185 Fairmount Ave
San Diego, CA 92105
Monday - FridayJune 17, 2019August 23, 201912:00 - 1:00 PM3:00 - 4:00 PM
Julian Elementary School
1704 Cape Horn
Julian, CA 92036
Tuesday - FridayJune 18, 2019July 19, 20198:30 - 9:30 AM, Breakfast
Julian Branch Library, 1850 Highway 78
Julian, CA 92036
Tuesday - FridayJune 18, 2019July 26, 201911:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Jacumba Branch Library, 44605 Old Highway 80, Jacumba, CA 91934Tuesday - SaturdayJune 25, 2019August 10, 201912:00 - 12:45 PM5:00 - 5:30 PM, Snack
Hope Through Housing Shadow Hill Apartments
11085 Woodside Ave.
Santee, CA 92071
Monday - FridayJune 24, 2019August 20, 20193:00 - 4:00 PM
Community Housing Works Maplewood Apartments
12709 Mapleview St.
Lakeside, CA 92040
Monday - FridayJune 24, 2019August 21, 201912:00 - 1:00 PM
Boys and Girls Club
1 Positive Place
San Marcos, CA 92069
Monday - FridayJune 13, 2019August 19, 20193:00 - 3:30 PM, Snack
Borrego Springs Branch 2580 Country Club Road Borrego Springs, CA 92004Tuesday - FridayJune 17, 2019August 23, 201912:00 - 1:00 PM

NON – DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times listed above.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027), found online 

[http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html] and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
  2. Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  3. Email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.