“RUSD F.E.E.D.S. (Food for Every child to Eat During Summer).” Beginning Monday, June 15th through Friday, August 21st lunch will be provided to any child, ages 2-18 for FREE.
This program, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services, is vital for many low-income children especially in this difficult economy. Free school meals provide children with up to 75% of the Recommended Dietary Allowances for key nutrients. When school is not in session, these meals are lost and may not easily be replaced. As children obviously do not stop growing physically or cognitively because they are not in school, this summer program fills a crucial gap, helping to ensure that students will return to school ready to learn.
The Nutrition Services Department also partners with the City of Riverside Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department to provide meals.
During the summer months it is important to encourage your child to eat healthy food and stay active. Visit one of the eighteen (18) neighborhood parks or six (6) school sites this summer where a daily outdoor bar-b-cue will be provided at no charge. Parents do not have to complete any applications or provide any money for their children to eat. Any child 2-18 will be eligible for a FREE meal.
Please bring your kids and their friends and join your neighbors for a hot BBQ lunch in the park. See their flyer for a complete listing of locations and service times where children can receive free meals during the summer. If you need more information please call (951) 352-6740. Si tiene alguna pregunta, llame al (951) 352-6740.
RUSD’s commitment to making one-other’s life a little better is a great example of Riverside acting as a unified city. The actions of all the participating organizations demonstrates that Riverside is a caring community that has compassion for all of its inhabitants, and engages with one another for a better life for all.