LAUSD Free Summer Food Program

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LAUSD’s Beyond the Bell Executive Director, Al Cortes joined us live to talk about the LAUSD’s Summer Food Service Program.

LAUSD’s Food Services Department will be not only be serving at 317 schools sites this summer, but for the first time, it will also be supplying meals at 105 Los Angeles Recreation and Park Centers running from June 9 to August 8, 2014.  More than 520,000 students in LAUSD qualify for free or reduced-price meals during the school year, but many do not get enough to eat when school is out.  The Summer Food Service Program is expected to serve more than 4.5 million free nutritious meals during the two months. The summer food program is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the California Department of Education. Summer programs are located at approved sites that serve large numbers of low-income children.  About LAUSD’S Beyond the Bell: The mission of the Beyond the Bell Branch is to ensure that all children and youth in LAUSD have access to high quality, safe, and supervised academic, enrichment, and recreation programs that inspire learning and achievement beyond the regular school day (before and after school and Saturdays).  To learn more about Summer Food Service Program and for meal times and locations, visit LAUSD’s “I’M IN” website, a page designed to raise awareness about the District’s healthy meals to fight off childhood obesity.  The public can also call 211 or LAUSD’s Food Services Division at 213-241-2956.

LAUSD & City of LA FREE Summer Meals for Kids
June 9 – Aug. 8, 2014

This segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News on June 9, 2014.