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Feeding San Diego Continues to Support Youth Facing Hunger at 28 Dedicated Food Distribution Sites throughout the County

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Four Sites Open in Oceanside

San Diego County CAFeeding San Diego continues to support youth in need through its extended Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a critical part of its hunger-relief services across San Diego County that usually ends come fall. Due to COVID-19, waivers and extensions have been put into place that allow the distribution sites to go on into 2021. Typically, SFSP provides vital support during the summer months to ensure youth are getting the nutrition they need to grow and thrive. Now, that support is available through the end of June 2021. In total, there are 28 sites (22 of which are open to the public), ensuring that there are many access points throughout the county for youth and families facing hunger.
Before COVID-19, one in six children faced hunger in San Diego County. Now the need has surged by an estimated 50 percent. With schools primarily operating with virtual learning and unprecedented levels of unemployment across the county, youth are increasingly affected by hunger.
At the 28 youth meal sites hosted by Feeding San Diego, children aged 1-18 can receive a free breakfast and lunch daily. Children do not have to be present to receive a meal: a parent or guardian can pick up meals for them if they provide the names of their children. Feeding San Diego has fully adapted its operations to follow San Diego County health guidelines, and these sites are operating as drive through pick-ups, with meals served on a first come, first serve basis to be taken home for consumption. Meals follow the USDA SFSP meal pattern and are either hot or cold.
In addition to its regular and emergency food distributions, the following is a list of Feeding San Diego’s Summer Food Service Program drive-through sites:

Site Start Date Distribution Frequency Drive Through Time
Boys and Girls Club San Marcos*
1 Positive Pl.
San Marcos, CA 92069
October 1st
 
Monday – Friday
 
Snack at 10 a.m.
Lunch from 3 – 4:30 p.m.
La Maestra Community Health Centers
4440 Wightman St. Ste. 200
San Diego, CA 92105
October 1st Monday – Friday **
(2 days’ worth of meals served on Friday only)
 
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Casa de Salud
1408 Harding Ave.
National City, CA 91950
October 1st Monday – Friday**
(2 days’ worth of meals served on Friday only)
1 – 2:30 p.m.
Ocean Discovery Institute
4255 Thorn Street
San Diego, CA 92105
October 1st Monday – Friday**
(2 days’ worth of meals served on Friday only)
3 – 4:30 p.m.
Pro Kids City Heights
4085 52nd St.
San Diego, CA 92105
October 1st Monday – Friday**
(2 days’ worth of meals served on Friday only)
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
 
 
Pro Kids Oceanside
821 Douglas Dr.
Oceanside, CA 92058
October 1st Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Mission Cove Apartments
3239 Conch Way
Oceanside, CA 92058
October 1st Monday – Friday**
(2 days’ worth of meals served on Friday only)
12 – 1:30 p.m.
Sierra Vista Apartments
422 Los Vallecitos Blvd.
San Marcos, CA 92069
October 1st Monday – Friday**
(2 days’ worth of meals served on Friday only)
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Vista Community Clinic Libby Lake
4700 North River Rd.
Oceanside, CA 92057
October 1st Monday – Friday**
(2 days’ worth of meals served on Friday only)
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Vista Community Clinic Balderrama
605 San Diego St.
Oceanside, CA 92058
October 1st Monday – Friday**
(2 days’ worth of meals served on Friday only)
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Armed Services YMCA
3239 Santo Rd.
San Diego, CA 92124
October 1st Monday – Friday
 
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Recreation Center*
455 Sycamore Rd.
San Diego, CA 92173
October 1st Monday – Friday 12 – 1 p.m.
 
Encanto Recreation Center
6508 Wunderlin Ave.
San Diego, CA 92114
October 1st Monday – Friday 12 – 1 p.m.
 
Golden Hill Recreation Center
2600 Golf Course Dr.
San Diego, CA 92104
October 1st Monday – Friday 12 – 1 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center
6401 Skyline Dr.
San Diego, CA 92114
October 1st Monday – Friday 12 – 1 p.m.
Montgomery Waller Recreation Center
3020 Coronado Ave.
San Diego, CA 92154
October 1st Monday – Friday 12 – 1 p.m.
 
Mountain View Recreation Center
641 South Boundary St.
San Diego, CA 92113
October 1st Monday – Friday 12 – 1 p.m.
 
Paradise Hills Recreation Center
6610 Potomac St.
San Diego, CA 92139
October 1st Monday – Friday 12 – 1 p.m.
 
San Ysidro Recreation Center
179 Diza Rd.
San Diego, CA 92173
October 1st Monday – Friday 12 – 1 p.m.
Silver Wing Recreation Center*
3737 Arey Dr.
San Diego, CA 92154
October 1st Monday – Friday 12 – 1 p.m.
South Bay Recreation Center
1885 Coronado Ave.
San Diego, CA 92154
October 1st Monday – Friday 12 – 1 p.m.
 
Southcrest Recreation Center
4149 Newton Ave.
San Diego, CA 92113
October 1st Monday – Friday 12 – 1 p.m.
 
Willie Henderson Recreation Center*
1035 S. 45th St.
San Diego, CA 92113
October 1st Monday – Friday 12 – 1 p.m.
 
 
City Heights Recreation Center*
4380 Landis St.
San Diego, CA 92105
October 1st Monday, Wednesday and Friday** 12 – 1 p.m.
Colina Del Sol Recreation Center*
5319 Orange Ave.
San Diego, CA 92115
October 1st
 
Monday, Wednesday and Friday** 12 – 1 p.m.
 
North Park Recreation Center*
4044 Idaho St.
San Diego, CA 92104
October 1st
 
Monday, Wednesday and Friday** 12 – 1 p.m.
 
 
Skyline Recreation Center*
8285 Skyline Dr.
San Diego, CA 92114
October 1st
 
Monday, Wednesday and Friday** 12 – 1 p.m.
 
 
Stockton Recreation Center*
330 32nd St.
San Diego, CA 92102
October 1st
 
Monday, Wednesday and Friday** 12 – 1 p.m.
 
 

 
*Closed enrolled site, call ahead for eligibility criteria
**Two days’ worth of food will be served. Breakfast and lunches included.
If you are interested in visiting a distribution, please contact Allison Glader at aglader@feedingsandiego.org or (858) 229-1613.
ADDITIONAL HUNGER-RELIEF PROGRAMS SUPPORTING YOUTH:
Feeding San Diego also provides meals to youth and their families through an additional 15 meal sites with nearly 4,500 food boxes weekly in partnership with local school districts, including San Diego Unified School District and Cajon Valley School District.
Further, the organization continues to operate seven school pantries and provide hundreds of community distributions throughout the county.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
Text “food” or “comida” to 877-877 to find sites that provide free summer meals. Alternatively, dial 2-1-1 to be connected to 211 San Diego, a source for access to community, health, social and disaster services.

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Feeding San Diego Continues to Support Youth Facing Hunger at 28 Dedicated Food Distribution Sites throughout the County