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School District Offers Free Meals for Kids Over Summer

Published on Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 4:58 am
 

Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) has announced it will be offering free breakfast and lunch meals for children and youth 18 years old or younger this summer through the 2020 Summer Food Service Program.

Meals will be served from May 29 through July 31 at schools and other sites throughout Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre. Children do not need to be enrolled in PUSD schools to receive a meal and no pre-registration is required, a PUSD statement said.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally-funded, state-administered program. SFSP reimburses program operators who serve free healthy meals and snacks to children and teens in low-income areas.

Locally, the program is operated by PUSD, the city of Pasadena and other organizations and ensures all children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Each school day, PUSD serves over 14,000 nutritious meals to students.

Participants just need to show up to receive both breakfast and lunch curbside at any one of the 11 community feeding sites, including seven PUSD Grab ‘N Go food centers.

For more information and a list of feeding sites, visit www.pusd.us/foodservices or call PUSD Food and Nutrition Services at (626) 396-5852.

You may also email the Food and Nutrition Services Team at Zamorano.marcela@pusd.us.

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