USDA to Keep Children Fed While School Is Out

July 7, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

To ensure children from low-income areas do not go hungry this summer, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) will serve more than 200 million free lunches to children nationwide.

The federally funded, free lunch program picks up where schools, closed for the summer, leave off, providing what for many is the only nutritional meal of the day.

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According to the USDA, 1 in 5 children live in households struggling to consistently put food on the table. USDA reports millions of children depend on the school lunch but only 1 in 7 of those children have access to that same meal during the summer break.

Numerous cities and the Montebello Unified School District are partnering again this summer with the agriculture department to provide the free meals to local children 18 years and under at area parks, schools and libraries.

Over 85 percent of students who attend Montebello Unified schools receive free or reduced-priced lunches during the regular school year. The district has schools in Bell Gardens, Commerce, Montebello and portions of East Los Angeles, Monterey Park and Pico Rivera.

Free lunch will be offered throughout Los Angeles County at schools, parks and libraries. (Montebello Unified School District)

Free lunch will be offered throughout Los Angeles County at schools, parks and libraries. (Montebello Unified School District)

“This program is vital in providing assistance to families who may struggle financially,” said MUSD President Benjamin Cardenas. “We hope our community’s students who qualify take advantage of this program throughout the summer.”

MUSD will offer lunches at nearly all its elementary, middle and high school campuses. Cities like Bell Gardens, Commerce and Montebello will also make lunch and snacks available at various locations.

The free lunches are offered Monday through Friday starting as early as 10:30 a.m. at most sites.

For specific schedules, visit www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks.

 

Local Sites offering Free Lunch Program
(Now – July 15)
Bell Gardens High School – 6119 Agra St.
Montebello High School – 2100 W. Cleveland Ave.
Schurr High School – 820 Wilcox Ave.
Applied Technology Center – 1200 Mines Ave.
Vail High School – 1230 S. Vail Ave.
Greenwood Elementary – 900 S. Greenwood Ave.
Rosewood Park School – 2352 S. Commerce Way.

(Now – July 29)
Bell Gardens Intermediate – 5841 Live Oak St.
Eastmont Intermediate – 400 S. Bradshawe Ave.
Montebello Intermediate – 1600 Whittier Blvd.
La Merced Intermediate – 215 E. Avenuda de La Merced.
Macy Intermediate – 2101 Lupine Ave.
Suva Intermediate – 6660 E. Suva St.

(Now – August 5)
Over 45 Los Angles County parks –
For locations and times call (310) 965-8630

(Now – August 12)
Bristow Park Library – 1466 S. McDonnel Ave.
Veterans Park – 6364 Zindell Ave.
Montebello City Park – 201 S. Taylor Ave.
Washington Elementary – 1400 W. Madison Ave.
Over 350 LAUSD School Sites –
visit http://lausd.schoolwires.net/Page/462

(Now- August 26)
Bell Gardens Youth Center – 5856 Ludell St.
Bell Gardens Ford Park – 8000 Park Lane

Almuerzos Gratis Durante el Verano Para Niños en el Condado de Los Ángeles

July 10, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Para muchos niños del Condado de Los Ángeles, los desayunos y almuerzos gratuitos que comen en la escuela impiden que pasen hambre. Pero cuando no hay clases durante el verano, muchos padres tienen dificultades para alimentar a sus hijos, sobre todo cuando se trata de una buena nutrición.

Este verano, el Departamento de Agricultura de EE.UU. volverá a financiar un programa para proporcionar comida gratis para los niños de bajos recursos de 18 años o menos. El programa es administrado por el Departamento de Educación, que está trabajando con los distritos escolares y los parques del Condado de LA para proporcionar comidas nutritivas y aperitivos gratuitos cuando las clases no estén en sesión.

Se han seleccionado sitios con grandes poblaciones de bajos ingresos para el programa de comidas.

“Este programa es de vital importancia en la prestación de asistencia a las familias que tienen dificultades financieras”, dijo el presidente de la Junta Escolar del Distrito Unificado de Montebello David Vela. “Nuestra comunidad se esfuerza por llegar a fin de mes, y estamos orgullosos de poder ofrecer esta opción, incluso durante los meses de verano”, dijo Vela. MUSD ofrecerá almuerzos gratuitos en casi todos los campus de la escuela primaria, media y secundaria.

Ciudades como Los Ángeles y Montebello también se unirán al proveer alimentos en los parques de la ciudad.

La inseguridad alimentaría – no estar seguro de dónde o cuándo será su próxima comida – es un problema que enfrentan muchas familias, incluso si ambos padres trabajan.

“El ingreso de una familia no puede desempeñar un papel en la determinación de si un niño tendrá acceso a una comida saludable”, dijo el Concejal Mitch O’Farrell en un comunicado de prensa para anunciar el programa. 

A continuación una lista de localidades que estan ofreciendo el servicio de almuerzos gratis:

Ciudad de Los Ángeles

Ahora- Agosto 8 (Horario de almuerzo varia por locación  11:30am-1:15pm)

Boyle Heights Sports Center – 933 S. Mott St.

Cypress Recreation Center – 2630 Pepper Ave.

Eagle Rock Recreation Center – 1100 Eagle Vista Dr.

El Sereno Recreation Center – 4721 Klamath St.

Glassel Park Recreation Center – 3650 Verdugo Rd.

Highland Park Recreation Center – 6150 Piedmont Ave.

Hollenbeck Recreation Center – 415 S. St. Louis St.

Lincoln Heights Recreation – 2303 Workman St.

Lincoln Park Recreation Center – 3301 Valley Blvd.

Ramona Gardens Recreation Center – 2830 Lancaster Ave.

Ramona Hall Community Center – 4580 N. Figueroa St.

Para más información llame: (818) 546-2383.

 

Condado de Los Ángeles

Ahora – Julio 25 (Almurzo 11am-1pm, snacks 3-5pm)

City Terrace Park – 1126 N. Hazard Ave.

Belvedere Community Regional Park – 4914 E. Cesar Chavez Ave.,

East LA Community Youth Center – 4360 Dozier St.

Eugene A. Obregon Park – 4021 E. First St.

Ruben F. Salazar Park – 3864 Whittier Blvd.

Saybrook Park – 6250 E. Northside Dr.

St. Lucy’s Catholic Church – 1419 N. Hazard Ave.

Para más información llame: (310) 965-8630.

 

Los Angeles Unified School District

Now – July 18 (Almuerzo varia por locación, 10am-12:50pm; algunas locaciones sirven desayuno)

Belvedere Elementary – 3724 E. First St.

Burbank Middle School – 6460 N. Figueroa St.

El Sereno Elementary – 3838 Rosemead Ave.

Franklin High School – 820 N. Avenue 54

Garfield High School – 5101 E. Sixth St.

Hollenbeck Middle School – 2510 E. Sixth St.

Lincoln High School – 3501 N. Broadway

Rosevelt High School – 456 S. Mathews St.

Estaban Torres High School – 4211 Dozier St.

Yorkdale Elementary – 5657 Meridian St.

Para más localidades visite www.iminlausd.com o llame al (213)241-2956.

 

Montebello Unified School District

Now-July 25 (Horario de almuerzo varia por locaciones, 10:30am-1:15pm)

Bell Gardens High School – 6119 Agra St.

Montebello High School – 2100 W. Cleveland Ave.

Schurr High School – 820 Wilcox Ave., Montebello

Greenwood Elementary School – 900 S. Greenwood Ave., Montebello

Bell Gardens Intermediate School – 5841 Live Oak St.

Applied Technology Center – 1200 Mines Ave., Montebello

Rosewood Park School – 2352 S. Commerce Way, Commerce

Eastmont Intermediate School – 400 S. Bradshawe Ave., Montebello

Vail High School – 1230 S. Vail Ave., Montebello

Montebello Intermediate School – 1600 Whittier Blvd.

July 1 – July 25, 2014

Bell Gardens Elementary School – 5620 Quinn St.

La Merced Intermediate School – 215 E. Avenida de la Merced, Montebello

Suva Elementary School – 6740 E. Suva St., Bell Gardens

Cesar Chavez Elementary School – 6139   Loveland St., Bell Gardens

Wilcox Elementary School – 816 Donna Way, Montebello

Macy Intermediate School – 2101 Lupine Ave., Monterey Park

Montebello Park Elementary School – 6300 Northside Dr.

Winter Gardens Elementary School – 1277 S. Clela Ave., Los Angeles

Suva Intermediate School – 6660 E. Suva St., Bell Gardens

Para más información llame:  (323) 887-7978.

 

Montebello

July 1 – August 22 (Lunch 12:30-1:30pm, Snack 3:30-4pm)

Montebello City Park – 201 S. Taylor Ave.

Para más información llame: (323 )887-1200 ext. 540.

 

San Gabriel Unified School District

Now – August 22 (Lunch 11:30am-12:45pm)

Barnes Park – 350 S. McPherrin, Monterey Park

Garvey Ranch Park 781 S. Orange, Monterey Park

Para más información llame: (626) 451-5421.

 

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