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Sacramento City Unified School District launches free Summer Meal Program, free food for student all summer long

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Sacramento, California – The Sacramento City Unified School District is not stopping to make sure that its students still get wholesome meals when the school year ends and summer takes hold. Since Monday this week, the district’s successful free summer meal program offers vital assistance to families throughout the school vacation.

For many families in the Sacramento region, the loss of regular school meals presents a major obstacle every summer. Under Tom Lucero’s direction, the district’s Central Kitchen is ready to serve over 37,000 meals every day at several school and community locations all around the city. Lucero said they are ready to make sure no child runs without food this summer. Using locally grown foods to create recipes that are both healthful and delicious, his crew is concentrated on delivering hot and cold meals.

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Lucero showed pride in the quality of the food being served. Lucero claims that there is a lot of improvement of what they offer and it’s all about trying new things that have been tried and tested. Lucero added that they are having far better meals now than they have ever had. The project shows a notable district effort to improve the general quality and appeal of the meals given to students.

Any student under the age of 18 within the Sacramento Unified School District is eligible for the summer lunch program. Every student can access the program since it requires no enrollment or documentation. The district’s plan calls for this hassle-free solution to guarantee that no child falls behind in terms of getting required summertime nourishment.

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Running from June 24 to August 2, the program not only fills the nutritional need for pupils during the break but also offers a consistent, dependable source of daily meals that helps parents and guardians navigate through the summer without the regular meal schedule of the school year.

This project is one of dozens around the country meant to fight food poverty among students away from the classroom. These kinds of programs are absolutely essential for helping children to maintain their academic progress and general well-being as well as for giving them the tools they need to go back to school prepared to study fall.

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