MEDIA ADVISORY: Fern Street Circus to Celebrate Summer Meals with Students, Families, in Socially Distanced Performance at Clark Middle School

Posted: Tuesday, June 23rd 2020


 June 23, 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY: Fern Street Circus to Celebrate Summer Meals with Students, Families, in Socially Distanced Performance at Clark Middle School

WHAT:  To celebrate the summer meals program for San Diego Unified students, Fern Street Circus jugglers and acrobats will welcome students and families as they drive in to pick up meals at Clark Middle School.

Performances will be held at a safe distance that will adhere to county health Guidelines. All performers will wear masks. 

WHEN:   

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

11 - 11:30 a.m. 

WHERE:  

Clark Middle School

4388 Thorn St, San Diego, CA 92105

VISUALS: Fern Street Circus performers, students and families in vehicles, food distribution staff  serving food

INTERVIEWS:

Richard Barrera, Board of Education Vice President, San Diego Unified 

Gary Petill, Director of Food and Nutrition Services, San Diego Unified

Vince Hall, Chief Executive Officer, Feeding San Diego

*if you are looking for live interviews prior to the 11:00 a.m. opening, please RSVP ahead of time to coordinate. 

BACKGROUND

Since school closures on March 16, San Diego Unified Food and Nutrition Services has been conducting a drive thru / walk-up distribution of daily prepared meals, free of charge, at 26 sites across San Diego. With four meals being served per day, the district has now exceeded well over two million meals. To date, more than 2.5 million meals have been distributed since March 16.

Meal distribution times for all 26 locations are Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. While the district does not serve food on the weekend, it is distributing one extra breakfast and one extra lunch on each Thursday and Friday of the week. That allows each child to receive two breakfasts and two lunches on these days. 

The district is also serving evening meals at all sites in operation across the city. Evening meals are served 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Children do not need to be present during food pick-up, but a student ID and/or photo of the child/children will need to be shown. There will be no congregate feeding; all food is to be taken and consumed offsite.

Families may also qualify for a Pandemic EBT through the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). A list of FAQs can be found here. Applications are open through July 15. 

 

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Jamie Ries, Facilities Communication Liaison, San Diego Unified, 619-855-9283, jries@sandi.net

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