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San Diego Unified’s Food Distribution Sites Are Open For Business

Reported by Joe Hong , Video by Roland Lizarondo

On the first day of coronavirus school closures, San Diego Unified launched its food distribution sites across the district.

Students and families picked up lunch and breakfast on foot and in their cars Monday at eight school sites. At Monroe Clark Middle School in the City Heights neighborhood, families also picked up fresh vegetables provided by the nonprofit Feeding San Diego.

Listen to this story by Joe Hong.

“Many of these families are living right on the edge of poverty. Many of them have just received layoff notices, or they're not gonna be working as many hours as they’re used to,” said Vince Hall, CEO of Feeding San Diego. “So for many of these families, closing the budget this month is gonna be harder than it’s ever been.”

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Lunch for Monday included salads, bread and carrot sticks. Students also picked up breakfast for Tuesday, which included graham crackers, dried fruit and yogurt.

The district asks parents to be accompanied by students when picking up food. San Diego Unified expects to add more locations in the coming days. Families can currently pick up meals between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. every weekday at the following locations:

— Clark Middle - 4388 Thorn St, San Diego, CA 92105

— Cherokee Point Elementary - 3735 38th St, San Diego, CA 92105

— Sherman Elementary School - 301 22nd St, San Diego, CA 92102

— Zamorano Fine Arts Academy - 2655 Casey St, San Diego, CA 92139

— Kearny High School - 1954 Komet Way, San Diego, CA 92111

— Walker Elementary School - 9225 Hillery Dr, San Diego, CA 92126

— Farb Middle - 4880 La Cuenta Dr, San Diego, CA 92124

— O'Farrell Charter School - 6130 Skyline Dr, San Diego, CA 92114

— Porter Elementary North - 445 S 47th St, San Diego, CA 92113

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