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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified Kicks-Off Summer Fun Café with Free Family Barbecue

MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified Kicks-Off Summer Fun Café with Free Family Barbecue
Posted on 06/19/2018

San Diego Unified School District

MEDIA ADVISORY

San Diego Unified Kicks-Off Summer Fun Café with Free Family Barbecue

Summer should be fun, carefree, and exciting for all kids. But for too many San Diego children, the end of the school year can sadly also mean hunger. Summer means the free and reduced price meals kids depend on throughout the year are gone, and many children find themselves wondering where their next healthy meal is going to come from.

This summer, San Diego Unified's Summer Fun Café will help ensure children do not have to worry about their next meal by providing fresh, tasty lunches and snacks for children throughout San Diego.

Children may go on summer vacation, but hunger doesn't! San Diego Unified's Summer Fun Café bridges the summer hunger gap and lets our children know that the community cares about their well-being all year long.

A well-nourished San Diego child is a happier and healthier child, and we owe it to our children to make sure their summers are reserved for fun, growing, and learning.

WHAT: Kickoff BBQ event to mark the start of San Diego Unified's Summer Fun Café. The event features a large community resource fair, fitness camp, circus performance, prize giveaway, and a free barbecue lunch for all children 18 years old and younger. Parents and guardians can also eat for free at the barbecue thanks to funding from sponsors Mission Federal Credit Union and San Diego Honda Dealers.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. **Early morning live shots and preview interviews available upon request.**

WHERE: Skyline Hills Park and Recreation
8285 Skyline Drive
San Diego, CA 92114

EVENT SCHEDULE:
10:30 a.m. - Event begins: community resource fair and fitness camp with San Diego Kings Basketball Team

11:30 a.m. - Free barbecue lunch service begins

12:15 p.m. - Performance by Fern Street Circus

1 p.m. - Mission Federal Credit Union and Honda Dealers of San Diego present check to San Diego Unified

1:15 p.m. - Prize drawing for children

PHOTOS/VISUALS: Children receiving free lunch, notable figures serving children, performance by Fern Street Circus, San Diego Unified receiving check from Mission Federal Credit Union and Honda Dealers of San Diego, children participating in physical activities, parents receiving fresh fruits and vegetables to take home.

BACKGROUND: Summer Fun Café is a federally funded program and meets all federal nutrition standards, ensuring that children continue to have access to the healthy, well-balanced foods they receive throughout the school year.
*News Release attached with additional details**

The Summer Fun Café is operating Monday through Friday from June 18 to August 17 at 58 locations throughout San Diego. Find serving times and locations at www.sandiegounified.org/summermeals.

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CONTACT: Tara McNamara, Food & Nutrition, O: 858-627-7316, C: 209-233-1565, tmcnamara@sandi.net
Isabella McNeil, Communications, C: 619-341-2343, Imcneil@sandi.net

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