Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Community Barbecues Highlight Kids Summer Fun Café

Our Food Services division’s highly successful Kids Summer Fun Café enters its final month with a few more special barbecues for adults. While the kids eat free every day, the barbecues are a community celebration at lunchtime, with adults invited for only $3. The events include games for the kids, food-stamp prescreening and fresh food and vegetable giveaways from the Food Bank. Upcoming dates include August 13 at Paradise Hills Park and Recreation Center, 6610 Potomic St.; August 21 at Mountain View Park and Recreation Center, 647 S. Boundary St.; and August 28 at Azalea Park and Recreation Center, 2596 Violet St.

The Kids Summer Fun Café will provide free lunches to more than 100,000 children ages 18 and under this year and summer jobs to more than 300 members of our Food Services team. This excellent program could not exist without our partner, the City of San Diego’s Park and Recreation Department, and generous funding from the state and federal governments. Other participants include SDG&E, San Diego Food Bank and the Network for Healthy California. For more information, contact Gary Petill, food services director, at (858) 627-7301 or

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