Beaumont USD Ensures Kids are Fed Over Summer Break

In a continuing effort to fight food insecurity and support the well-being of children, the Beaumont Unified School District is offering free breakfast and lunch to children throughout the summer. This federal and state funded program aims to ensure that every child has access to nutritious meals even when school is not in session.

Over 1 million California households with children struggle with food insecurity according to the California Association of Food Banks. During the summer months, many families lose access to school meal services, leading to an increase in childhood hunger.

From June 10 through July 26, Beaumont USD’s Child Nutrition Services is collaborating with state officials to bridge the summer month gap for families with the Community Summer Meal Program. The program is open to the public and free. Participants do not need to enroll or provide any information to participate. The participating locations are at the Beaumont Public Library, Stewart Park, Tournament Hills Elementary School, Beaumont High School, Starlight Elementary School, and Anna M. Hause Elementary School. Times and dates vary by location.

"Ensuring that our children have access to nutritious meals is essential for their health, growth, and academic success. We are committed to supporting our students and their families not only throughout the school year, but during the summer months as well by providing access to healthy meals to our youth in the community,” said Marta Shand, Director of Child Nutrition Services for the District.

For more information on the summer lunch program, including site locations and public meal times, please visit Beaumont Unified School District’s website at www.beaumontusd.us/food or text “FOOD” to 304-304.

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