MONTEBELLO – Starting Monday, June 22 until Friday, July 31, 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 Edgar Cisneros 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 to not go hungry in 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 www.montebello.k12.ca.us/nutrition.
Dates, locations and serving sites for lunch are as follows (breakfast is also available at selected locations. Check our website for dates and site locations).
June 22 – July 17, 2015
- 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 22 – July 31, 2014
- Bell Gardens Intermediate School, 5841 Live Oak Street, Bell Gardens, CA 90201
- Eastmont Intermediate School, 400 S. Bradshawe Avenue, Montebello, CA 90640
- La Merced Intermediate School, 215 E. Avenida de La Merced, Montebello, CA 90640
- Macy Intermediate School, 2101 Lupine Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91755
- Montebello Intermediate School, 1600 Whittier Boulevard, Montebello, CA 90640
- Suva Intermediate School, 6660 E. Suva Street, Bell Gardens, CA 90201