As San Diego schools prepare to shutter doors amidst Coronavirus concerns, an issue on many people’s minds is, how will kids who rely on school lunch programs eat?
Millions of kids across the nation rely on school food programs for nutritious meals. Low-income and food insecure neighborhoods across San Diego, are no exception. Recognizing this, some San Diego school districts are taking steps to minimize the impact to children and families who rely on school lunches.
Shortly after San Diego Unified School District announced that they would close due to COVID-19 concerns, they released a statement informing parents that they would continue to provide lunches for students, providing a drive-thru/walk-up daily meal distribution service at designated schools.
“The health and well-being of our students is our top priority, and we want to do our part to keep students well fed,” they stated in an email sent to parents.
Santee School District will also continue to offer free student lunches to those in need from Monday through Friday from 11am to 1pm at their district office located at 9880 Riverwalk Drive.
Chula Vista Elementary School District will be offering lunch at each of its campuses, Monday through Friday - Breakfast from 8am to to 8:30am and lunch from 11am till noon.