Tuesday, December 18, 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Mayor Lunches with Kids at Tierrasanta Recreation Center

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, Dec. 18, 2012


WHAT: As the first Winter Session free kids lunch begins at the
Tierrasanta Recreation Center and other locations throughout the San Diego
Unified School District, Mayor Bob Filner will join kids for lunch.

WHEN/WHERE: 1-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, Tierrasanta Recreation Center,
11220 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. (92124).

DETAILS: The popular Summer Lunch Program which provides free lunch during
the summer to thousands of San Diego kids is being expanded to winter
break for San Diego Unified School District schools. Students at schools
on the year-round schedule -- Audubon, Baker, Balboa, Bethune, Birney,
Boone, Burbank, Carson, Carver, Central, Chavez, Cherokee Point, Clark,
Dewey, Edison, Emerson/Bandini, Ericson, Euclid, Farb, Fay, Garfield
Elementary, Golden Hill, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardy, Horton, Ibarra,
Jerabek, Johnson, Jones, Joyner, Kimbrough, Knox, Language Academy, Linda
Vista, Logan, Marshall Elementary, Mason, Miller, Montgomery, Normal
Heights, Paradise Hills, Penn, Perkins, Perry, Porter, Rosa Parks,
Sequoia, Tierrasanta, Valencia Park, Walker, Webster, Wilson, Zamorano --
have vacation from Dec. 17 to Jan. 14. Traditional schedule schools have
vacation starting next Monday, Dec. 24, returning to school Jan. 7.

Funded to the San Diego Unified School District through the US Department
of Agriculture's "Seamless Summer Feeding Option" program, the expansion
to Winter Break follows two years of providing lunches during the Spring
Break. The program is designed to help families where the parent/guardian
works during the day, providing lunch and activities for kids.

Under the program, kids age 18 and under will receive a nutritious lunch
Monday-Friday at specific locations; during the Winter Break, the "Winter
Fun Café" operates at City of San Diego Recreation Centers that are
located within the San Diego Unified School District's boundaries. There's
no paperwork or other restrictions; parents can drop their children off
for lunch and play at the city park. For locations go to

The program is a partnership between the San Diego Unified School District
and the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department.

PHOTOS/SPEAKERS: Mayor Filner will be having lunch with the kids and
making a few remarks. Phil Stover, San Diego Unified School District
Deputy Superintendent for Administration, will be available for interviews
about the program, as will Gary Petill, Food Services Director. Capt.
Winton Smith, Commanding Officer, Naval Base San Diego, is also scheduled
to be in attendance; the Tierrasanta center's proximity to the Murphy
Canyon naval housing is expected to bring children of military dependents.

CONTACT: Jack Brandais | Communications Department | San Diego Unified
School District | (619) 725-5570 (Desk) | (619) 607-0477 (Cell)

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