Feeding San Diego Continues To Support Youth Facing Hunger This Summer With Six Additional Sites

This summer, Feeding San Diego is supporting youth in need with the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a critical part of its hunger-relief services across San Diego County. SFSP provides vital support during the summer months to ensure youth are getting the nutrition they need to grow and thrive. On August 10th, an additional six sites were added to the existing 23, ensuring that there are many access points throughout the county for youth and families facing hunger.

Feeding San Diego

Breakfast and lunch daily

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 moving to virtual learning in mid-March and unprecedented levels of unemployment across the county, youth are increasingly affected by hunger.

At the 29 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 2020 Summer Food Service Program drive-through sites (the six new ones are listed at the bottom).

  • Boys and Girls Club San Marcos
    1 Positive Pl., San Marcos, CA 92069
    Monday – Friday
    3 p.m.
  • La Maestra Community Health Centers
    4440 Wightman St. Ste. 200
    San Diego, CA 92105
    Monday – Saturday
    11:30 a.m.
  • Casa de Salud
    1408 Harding Ave.
    National City, CA 91950
    Monday – Friday
    1 p.m.
  • Ocean Discovery Institute
    4255 Thorn Street
    San Diego, CA 92105
    Monday – Friday
    3 p.m.
  • Pro Kids City Heights
    4085 52nd St.
    San Diego, CA 92105
    Monday – Friday
    11 a.m.
  • Pro Kids Oceanside
    821 Douglas Dr.
    Oceanside, CA 92058
    Monday – Friday
    11 a.m.
  • Mission Cove Apartments
    3239 Conch Way
    Oceanside, CA 92058
    Monday – Friday
    12 p.m.
  • Sierra Vista Apartments
    422 Los Vallecitos Blvd.
    San Marcos, CA 92069
    Monday – Friday
    12 p.m.
  • Vista Community Clinic Libby Lake
    4700 North River Rd.
    Oceanside, CA 92057
    Monday – Friday
    11:30 a.m.
  • Vista Community Clinic Balderrama
    605 San Diego St.
    Oceanside, CA 92058
    Monday – Friday
    11:30 a.m.
  • Armed Services YMCA
    3239 Santo Rd.
    San Diego, CA 92124
    Wednesdays
    12:30 p.m.
  • Cesar Chavez Recreation Center*
    455 Sycamore Rd.
    San Diego, CA 92173
    Monday – Friday
    12 p.m.
  • Encanto Recreation Center*
    6508 Wunderlin Ave.
    San Diego, CA 92114
    Monday – Friday
    12 p.m.
  • Golden Hill Recreation Center*
    2600 Golf Course Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92104
    Monday – Friday
    12 p.m.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center*
    6401 Skyline Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92114
    Monday – Friday
    12 p.m.
  • Montgomery Waller Recreation Center*
    3020 Coronado Ave.
    San Diego, CA 92154
    Monday – Friday
    12 p.m.
  • Mountain View Recreation Center*
    641 South Boundary St.
    San Diego, CA 92113
    Monday – Friday
    12 p.m.
  • Paradise Hills Recreation Center*
    6610 Potomac St.
    San Diego, CA 92139
    Monday – Friday
    12 p.m.
  • San Ysidro Recreation Center*
    179 Diza Rd.
    San Diego, CA 92173
    Monday – Friday
    12 p.m.
  • Silver Wing Recreation Center*
    3737 Arey Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92154
    Monday – Friday
    12 p.m.
  • South Bay Recreation Center*
    1885 Coronado Ave.
    San Diego, CA 92154
    Monday – Friday
    12 p.m.
  • Southcrest Recreation Center*
    4149 Newton Ave.
    San Diego, CA 92113
    Monday – Friday
    12:30 p.m.
  • Willie Henderson Recreation Center*
    1035 S. 45th St.
    San Diego, CA 92113
    Monday – Friday
    12 p.m.
  • Cristo Rey High School
    3751 Boston Ave.
    San Diego, CA 92113
    Monday – Friday
    12 p.m.
  • City Heights Recreation Center
    4380 Landis St.
    San Diego, CA 92105
    Monday, Wednesday and Friday**
    11 a.m.
  • Colina Del Sol Recreation Center
    5319 Orange Ave.
    San Diego, CA 92115
    Monday, Wednesday and Friday**
    11:30 a.m.
  • North Park Recreation Center
    4044 Idaho St.
    San Diego, CA 92104
    August 10
    Monday, Wednesday and Friday**
    11 a.m.
  • Skyline Recreation Center
    8285 Skyline Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92114
    August 10
    Monday, Wednesday and Friday**
    11 a.m.
  • Stockton Recreation Center
    330 32nd St.
    San Diego, CA 92102
    Monday, Wednesday and Friday**
    12 p.m.

*San Diego Parks and Recreation Sites

**Two days’ worth of food will be served. Breakfast and lunches included.

Additional hunger relief programs serving 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.

Meals are provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times listed above.

Feeding San Diego Launches Additional Emergency Distribution Sites

About Feeding San Diego

Feeding San Diego is a non-profit organization on a mission to connect every person facing hunger with nutritious meals by maximizing food rescue. Established in 2007, Feeding San Diego is the leading hunger-relief and food rescue organization in San Diego County and the only Feeding America affiliate in the region. Feeding San Diego provides more than 26 million meals every year to children, families, seniors, college students, military families, veterans, and people facing homelessness in partnership with a network of 300 local charities, schools, faith communities, meal sites, and food pantries. To learn more about Feeding San Diego and its COVID-19 response, visit HERE.

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.

Stay healthy, San Diego!