Wednesday, June 23, 2010

San Diego Padres’ Friar Helps Kicks-Off Summer Fun Café

Summer Fun Cafe Logo A special barbecue launches the district’s Summer Fun Café program, which provides free lunches and snacks to children ages 2-18 years at 23 City of San Diego Park and Recreation Centers, 28 schools and ten other community sites. The barbecue is scheduled for Thursday, June 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Skyline Hills Community Park, 8285 Skyline Dr. (92114) and is free to children and their families. The USDA’s Seamless Summer Option covers the cost of the children’s meals while adult meals are underwritten by SDG&E. Activities include a Nutrition Decathlon, ‘hip-hop’ dance group Kruciaal Element, an inflatable jumper and guest appearance by the San Diego Padres’ Friar and Pad Squad. The San Diego Food Bank will give away bags of fresh fruits and vegetables and offer Food Stamp prescreening. The Summer Fun Café does not require enrollment, paperwork or income qualifications to participate.

For a complete list of Summer Fun Café service dates, times and locations, go to the Food Services website. For more information, please contact Gary Petill, director, food services, at (858) 626-7301 or .

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