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Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside Receives David C. Copley Foundation Grant to Support Culinary Arts Program

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Oceanside CA— Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) has received a $4,000 grant from the David C. Copley Foundation for its Culinary Arts Teaching Kitchen. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Culinary Arts Teaching Kitchen has pivoted to include an Emergency Food Program, which provides curbside pickup of meals to at-risk community youth affected by food insecurity.
All meals are prepared by our accomplished Culinary Arts staff and are fresh, nutritious, and most importantly, delicious! Available every weekday, curbside pickup includes a lunch and snack for each child. Youth attending camp also receive a daily lunch and snack. We are very excited to be able to provide our youth with a taste of normalcy, by providing the meals they love to eat, and to support our community while BGCO’s in-person programming is still operating at limited capacity. Since launching the program on May 4th, we have served over 19,000 meals and snacks!
“We are so incredibly grateful for the David C. Copley Foundation’s support. It is extremely important that we continue to provide healthy meals to youth during the pandemic. We would not have been able to accomplish this without their support of our Culinary Arts program.This grant helps ensure that youth get the nutrition they need to grow and thrive, while school closures continue,” said Jodi Diamond, CEO.
BGCO is continuing to provide this crucial resource to the community as the school year begins.
For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside please contact Rhonda Guaderrama at rguaderrama@bgcoceanside.org, call (760) 433-8920, and visit our website BGCOceanside.org or Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/BGCOside.


About Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside

Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) is a youth development organization that is dedicated to providing a safe, fun and enriching environment for youth to spend time during non-school hours.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside is a local, independent organization affiliated with Boys & Girls Clubs of America. BGCO raises 100% of the funds that support our life changing programs through individual giving, events and grants. 100% of those funds stay right here in North County to serve youth in our local communities.
We continue to uphold our mission: To inspire, develop and enrich young people to reach their fullest potential as confident, responsible, caring members of society.

About The David C. Copley Foundation

The Foundation’s mission is to carry on the Copley family’s legacy of giving by funding nonprofit organizations making a difference in the areas of human services, military and military veterans, youth development, medical and medical research, education, arts and culture and animal welfare, especially those programs and services improving the life or opportunities of the underserved in the San Diego area.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside Receives David C. Copley Foundation Grant to Support Culinary Arts Program