There IS Such a Thing as a Free Lunch in Culver City

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Culver City Unified School District will again offer its Free Summer Lunch and More program at La Ballona Elementary School, from June 18 to July 27, 2018. The program, now in its sixth year, offers a “first-come, first-served” lunch and an activity program, free to anyone under the age of 18, and participants do not need to fill out any forms or eligibility exercises.

Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the La Ballona Elementary school cafeteria, but all food must be eaten on-site.

Events and activities are planned daily from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and are posted at the site. Activities include visits from CCPD’s K9 Unit, CCFD, and the California Dairy Council, along with arts-and-crafts activities, and access to the school playground from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Parents may stay and partake in interactive activities, while their children eat and play. The site is open to the public daily at 11 a.m. and closed at 1 p.m., when participants must leave the school. The program will not be in operation on the Fourth of July holiday (July 4, 2018).

For information call (310) 849-1731.

What:
Sixth Annual Free Summer Lunch and More (books, board games, guests, arts and crafts, physical activities)

Where:
La Ballona Elementary School

When:
Monday – Friday, June 18 – July 27
Lunch: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch
Activities: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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

Why:
A CCUSD rep says, “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 new skills, etc.”

ln 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. lndividuals 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 Proqram Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: htto://www.ascr.usda.qov/complaint  filinq 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. Departmentof Agriculture
                Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
                1400 lndependence Avenue, SW
               Washington, D.C. 20250-941 0;
(2) fax:    (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email:  program.intake@usda.gov.
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