CCUSD Free Summer Lunch Program Kicks Off June 17

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CCUSD Free Summer Lunch Program

(Culver City, Calif.) – Because our kids need to remain healthy, connected, safe and “whole” during the summer months, CCUSD has created a free lunch program complete with a variety of daily activities for students under 18!  The program, a first come/first served lunch program begins June 1t and includes, not only free lunch, but also a great line-up of activities, games and more – all for free!

What:    Seventh Annual Free Summer Lunch and More (the “more” is the real fun part – books, board games, special guests, arts and crafts, physical activities, etc.)

Where: La Ballona Elementary School

When:   Monday – Friday, June 17 – August 2

11:15 am – 12:30 pm Lunch

11:30 am – 1 pm Activities, etc.

                             NOTE: NO PROGRAM ON JULY 4

Who:     Anyone under the age of 18 (no forms to fill out, no eligibility exercises, etc.)

Why:     It has been proven that some students not only miss out on meaningful growth opportunities in the summer, but actually regress and lose academic, social and behavioral skills. This opportunity to eat a free healthy meal becomes even more impactful with the opportunities for students to learn, play games, connect with peers, connect with caring adults, participate in a summer reading program, learn a new skills, etc.

Lunch will be served from 11 am to 12:30 pm in the school Cafeteria. Special events and activities are planned daily from 11:30 am to 1 pm and will be posted at the site. Activities will include events such as visits from CCPD’s K9 Unit, CCFD. and the California Dairy Council along with daily arts and crafts activities and access to the school play ground from 11:30 am to 1 pm. The site is OPEN to all teens and children, 18 and under, and is FREE of charge. All food must be eaten on-site. Parents are more than welcome to stay and partake in interactive activities while their children eat and play. The site will be open to the public daily at 11 am and closed at 1 pm, at which time all students must clear the school site.

For more information, please call (310) 849-1731.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)        mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)        email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.