MONTEBELLO – Until July 29, The Montebello Unified School District will provide free meals through the Seamless Summer Food Service Program for local children who are 1 to 18 years old. The program is designed to continue providing nutritious meals when school is not in session.

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

Childhood food insecurity remains at unacceptable levels across the country and children are mostly acutely at risk in the summer months when they do not have access to school meals.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) operates summer meal programs to address this problem. Through MUSD’s participation, the program is helping to ensure that those same children don’t go hungry during the summer.

The Seamless Summer Option combines features of the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and Summer Food Service Program. This option reduces paperwork and administrative burden to make it easier for schools to feed children from low-income areas during the traditional summer vacation periods.

“As educators, it is our goal to ensure our students maintain good health with the aid of proper nutrition,” Superintendent of Schools Susanna Contreras Smith said. “Thanks to our Nutrition Services Department and the USDA, this offer is available to our community’s children.”

For more information on this program or its serving times, please call the MUSD Nutrition Services Department at 323-887-7978, or visit our website

Dates, locations and serving sites for lunch are as follows:

June 20-July 15

  • Bell Gardens High School, 6119 Agra Street, Bell Gardens, CA 90201
  • Montebello High School, 2100 W. Cleveland Avenue, Montebello, CA 90640
  • Schurr High School, 820 Wilcox Avenue, Montebello, CA 90640
  • Applied Technology Center, 1200 Mines Avenue, Montebello, CA 90640
  • Vail High School, 1230 S. Vail Avenue, Montebello, CA 90640
  • *Greenwood Elementary School, 900 S. Greenwood Avenue, Montebello, CA 90640
  • *Rosewood Park School, 2352 S. Commerce Way, Commerce, CA 90040

June 20-July 29

  • *Bell Gardens Intermediate School, 5841 Live Oak Street, Bell Gardens, CA 90201
  • *Eastmont Intermediate School, 400 S. Bradshawe Avenue, Montebello, CA 90640
  • *Montebello Intermediate School, 1600 Whittier Boulevard, Montebello, CA 90640

July 5-July 29

  • La Merced Intermediate School, 215 E. Avenida de La Merced, Montebello, CA 90640
  • Macy Intermediate School, 2101 Lupine Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91755
  • Suva Intermediate School, 6660 E. Suva Street, Bell Gardens, CA 90201

*Breakfast is also available at these sites. Check our website for serving schedules.