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San Diego County school districts providing free meals to students amid coronavirus-related closures

San Diego County school districts offering free summer meal programs
Posted at 9:19 AM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 13:15:52-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – School districts across San Diego County are continuing to provide free meals to students in need despite the closure of schools amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Below is a list of county school districts’ free meals plan during the closures, including locations where meals will be available.

Albert Einstein Academy Charter Middle School
-- Breakfast and lunch are served together from 10 to 11 a.m., Monday through Friday, at the school (458 26th Street, San Diego, CA 92102). Drive-thru or walk-up meal distribution is behind the school, enter through alley.


Bonsall Unified School District
-- The Fallbrook Union Elementary and Fallbrook Union High School Districts have extended their child nutrition services to Bonsall students. Locations for meal pick up, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Maie Ellis Elementary School - 400 W Elder St, Fallbrook, CA 92028 William H Frazier Elementary School - 1835 Gum tree Ln, Fallbrook, CA 92028 La Paloma Elementary School - 300 Heald Ln, Fallbrook, CA 92028 Deluz School House - 40153 De Luz Murrieta Rd., CA 92028 San Onofre School - 200 Pate Rd, San Clemente, CA 92672 Mary Fay Pendleton Elementary School - 110 Marine Dr, Oceanside, CA 92058


Borrego Springs Unified School District
-- Pick-up meals are available at Borrego Springs Elementary School (315 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004), from 8:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. The district will also be delivering food items to the following areas (times may vary by 10 minutes):

  • Ocotillo Wells (Oasis) at 10 a.m.
  • Santiago Estates at 10:45 a.m.
  • El Rancho at 11 a.m.

No food pick-up or delivery will take place the week of spring break from March 23 to 27.


Cajon Valley Union School District
-- The district is providing any child, age 0-18, breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. No verification needed for this service and all children ages 0-18 are eligible.

  • Anza Elementary - 1005 S Anza St, El Cajon, CA 92020
  • Bostonia Language Academy - 1390 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021
  • Cajon Valley Middle School - 550 E Park Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020
  • Chase Elementary - 195 E. Chase Avenue El Cajon, CA 92020
  • Emerald Middle School - 1221 Emerald Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020
  • Flying Hills Elementary - 1251 Finch St, El Cajon, CA 92020
  • Greenfield Middle School - 1495 Greenfield Dr, El Cajon, CA 92020
  • Johnson Elementary - 500 W Madison Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020
  • Lexington Elementary - 1145 Redwood Ave, El Cajon, CA 92019
  • Madison Elementary - 1615 E Madison Ave, El Cajon, CA 92019
  • Magnolia Elementary - 650 Greenfield Dr, El Cajon, CA 92021
  • Meridian Elementary - 651 S 3rd St, El Cajon, CA 92019
  • Montgomery Middle School - 1570 Melody Ln, El Cajon, CA 92019
  • Naranca Elementary - 1030 Naranca Ave, El Cajon, CA 92021
  • Rios Elementary - 14314 Rios Canyon Rd, El Cajon, CA 92021
  • WD Hall Elementary - 1376 Pepper Dr, El Cajon, CA 92021

Carlsbad Unified School District
-- Starting March 16, temporary lunch service will be offered at Jefferson Elementary School (3743 Jefferson St., Carlsbad CA 92008). Foods will be portable so that families may take the food to go. Service is Monday through Friday, will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Chula Vista Elementary School District
-- Breakfast and lunch can be picked up between 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at certain school locations.

CVESD is also extending the "grab-and-go" meal service at all nine school sites through spring break, March 23-27 and March 30 to April 3.

Click here for locations and additional info.


Encinitas Union School District
-- Lunch available from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Ocean Knoll Elementary School (910 Melba Rd, Encinitas, CA 92024).


Escondido Union Elementary/Escondido Union High school districts
-- Eight locations will be open for sack lunch and breakfast pick up on weekdays during the closure: Escondido, Orange Glen, and San Pasqual high schools will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Central, Juniper, and Rock Springs elementary schools, Del Dios Academy, and Mission Middle School will be open from 6 to 8 a.m. The meals will be provided to any child age 18 or younger; child must be present to receive the meal.


Fallbrook Union Elementary School District
-- Locations for meal pick up, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:

  • Maie Ellis Elementary School - 400 W Elder St, Fallbrook, CA 92028
  • William H Frazier Elementary School - 1835 Gum tree Ln, Fallbrook, CA 92028
  • La Paloma Elementary School - 300 Heald Ln, Fallbrook, CA 92028
  • Deluz School House - 40153 De Luz Murrieta Rd., CA 92028
  • San Onofre School - 200 Pate Rd, San Clemente, CA 92672
  • Mary Fay Pendleton Elementary School - 110 Marine Dr, Oceanside, CA 92058

Grossmont Union High School District
-- Effective Monday, March 23, free meals for students will be available from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday-Friday:

  • Santana High School 9915 - N. Magnolia, Santee
  • El Cajon Valley High School - 1035 E. Madison Ave., El Cajon
  • Steele Canyon High School - 12440 Campo Rd., Spring Valley
  • Grossmont High School - 1100 Murray Drive, El Cajon
  • Mount Miguel High School – 8585 Blossom Lane, Spring Valley
  • Monte Vista High School – 3230 Sweetwater Springs Blvd., Spring Valley

Juvenile Court and Community Schools
-- 9:30 a.m. for breakfast; 12 p.m. for lunch

  • Innovations (North) - 450 N. Melrose Drive, Rooms 102 and 103, Vista, CA 92083 (go to parking lot of school)
  • 37ECB (Metro) - 3720 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego, CA 92105 (go to back door of school)
  • SCREC (South) - 800 National City Blvd., National City, CA 91950 (go to garage area)
  • La Mesa (East) - 8374 Hercules St., La Mesa, CA 91942 (go to parking area)

La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools
-- Grab and go breakfast starting March 17.

Meals will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, March 16-27.

All food is to be consumed off-site. Each child 18 years and younger may take one lunch and one breakfast for the next day.

  • La Mesa Arts Academy - 4200 Parks Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91941
  • Parkway Middle School - 9009 Park Plaza Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
  • Spring Valley Academy - 3900 Conrad Drive, Spring Valley, CA 91977
  • STEAM Academy - 1001 Leland Street, Spring Valley, CA 91978

Lakeside Union School District
-- Drive-through meal service will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lakeside Union School District Office (12335 Woodside Ave., Lakeside, CA 92040). During this time, you can pick up meals for lunch and breakfast for the following morning.


Lemon Grove School District
-- Drive-through meal service will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lemon Grove Academy Elementary School (7885 Golden Ave, Lemon Grove, CA 91945). During this time, you can pick up meals for lunch and breakfast for the following morning.


National School District
-- The district will extend its "grab-and-go" meal service through the two-week Spring Break from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 23 to April 3 Monday through Friday. Families can pick up lunch and breakfast for the next day for children 18 and under at Las Palmas Elementary School (1900 E. 18th Street, National City, CA 91950)


Oceanside Unified School District
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. pick-up Monday through Friday

  • Oceanside High School - 1 Pirates Cove Way, Oceanside CA 92054
  • El Camino High School - 400 Rancho Del Oro, Dr. Oceanside, CA 92057
  • Mission Elementary - 2100 Mission Ave. Oceanside, CA 92058
  • Libby Elementary - 423 W. Redondo Dr., Oceanside, CA 92057

Poway Unified School District
-- Starting Monday, March 23, the district will be offering breakfast and lunch together via drive-up or walk-up. The meals will be offered 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday-Friday. The district says the meals are free for anyone 18 years or younger in the community or for any PUSD Transition student 22 years or younger. The district asks that students needing meals be physically present for an accurate count.

  • Del Norte High School 16601 - Nighthawk Lane, San Diego, CA 92127
  • Rancho Bernardo High School - 13010 Paseo Lucido, San Diego CA 92128
  • Twin Peaks Middle School - 14640 Tierra Bonita Road, Poway, CA 92064
  • Westwood Elementary School -17449 Matinal Rd, San Diego, CA 92127
  • Los Penasquitos Elementary School - 14125 Cuca St, San Diego, CA 92129
  • Midland Elementary School - 13910 Midland Rd, Poway, CA 92064
  • Pomerado Elementary School - 12321 9th St, Poway, CA 92064
  • Valley Elementary School - 13000 Bowron Rd #5799, Poway, CA 92064
  • Meadowbrook Middle School - 12320 Meadowbrook Ln, Poway, CA 92064
  • Mt. Carmel High School - 9550 Carmel Mountain Rd, San Diego, CA 92129
  • Poway High School - 15500 Espola Rd, Poway, CA 92064
  • Westview High School - 13500 Camino Del Sur, San Diego, CA 92129

Ramona Unified School District
-- Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Ramona Elementary School (415 8th St, Ramona, CA 92065).


San Diego Unified School District
-- The Food Service Dept. will be conducting a drive-thru/walk-up distribution of packaged prepared food. Children will need to be present to receive meals, and each child 18 years and younger can take one lunch and one breakfast for the next day. There will be no congregate feeding. All food will be consumed off site. Meal distribution times for all locations are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Clark Middle - 4388 Thorn St, San Diego, CA 92105
  • Cherokee Point Elementary - 3735 38th St, San Diego, CA 92105
  • Sherman Elementary - 301 22nd St, San Diego, CA 92102
  • Zamorano Elementary - 2655 Casey St, San Diego, CA 92139
  • Kearny High - 1954 Komet Way, San Diego, CA 92111
  • O'Farrell Charter - 6130 Skyline Dr, San Diego, CA 92114
  • Walker Elementary - 9245 Hillery Dr., San Diego, CA 92126
  • Farb Middle - 4880 La Cuenta Dr, San Diego, CA 92124
  • Porter North Elementary - 445 S 47th St, San Diego, CA 92113

San Dieguito Union High School District
-- Lunch will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Earl Warren Middle School - 155 Stevens Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075
  • San Dieguito Academy - 800 Santa Fe Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024

San Marcos Unified School District
-- The Child Nutrition Services Department will prepare and provide nutritious meals at all school sites on a grab-and-go style on a daily basis. Meals may be picked up at each school from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.


San Ysidro School District
-- During the district's Spring Break, breakfast and lunch will be distributed at one location from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at La Mirada Elementary School (222 Avenida De La Madrid) on March 25 and April 1. Each child will be able to pick up breakfast and lunch for multiple days. It is a requirement that the child be present to pick up their grab-and-go meals.


Santee School District
-- Lunch will be available as a drive through service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the district office (9880 Riverwalk Dr, Santee, CA 92071).


South Bay Union School District
-- All school locations listed will have meals for pick up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through March 20 (VIP Village Preschool families may visit any school to pick up meals).

From March 23-April 3 (weekdays only), lunch and next day breakfast meals will be distributed from the District Warehouse from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for all children age 18 and younger. The District Warehouse is located at 1111 Saturn Blvd. in San Diego.

  • Bayside STEAM Academy - 490 Emory Street Imperial Beach, CA 91932
  • Berry Elementary School - 2001 Rimbey Avenue, San Diego, CA 92154
  • Central Elementary School - 1290 Ebony Avenue Imperial Beach, CA 91932
  • Emory Academy of Global Leadership and Empowerment - 1915 Coronado Avenue San Diego, CA 92154
  • Imperial Beach Charter School - 650 Imperial Beach Blvd Imperial Beach, CA 91932
  • Mendoza Elementary School - 2050 Coronado Avenue San Diego, CA 92154
  • Nestor Language Academy - 1455 Hollister Street San Diego, CA 92154
  • Nicoloff Elementary - 1777 Howard Avenue San Ysidro, CA 92173
  • Oneonta Elementary - 1311 Tenth Street Imperial Beach, CA 91932
  • Pence Elementary - 877 Via Tonga Court San Diego, CA 92154
  • Sunnyslope Elementary - 2500 Elm Avenue San Diego, CA 92154
  • VIP Village Preschool - 1001 Fern Avenue Imperial Beach, CA 91932

Sweetwater Union High School District
-- Special meal service will be available March 23 and 31 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each of the locations below will provide several days' worth of meals. The child must be present to receive the meals. All meals will be provided in bags for easy carrying and storage.

  • Chula Vista Middle School - 415 Fifth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910 - In front of school on Fifth Avenue
  • Hilltop High School - 555 Claire Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910 - In front of school on Claire Avenue
  • Montgomery Middle School - 1051 Picador Blvd., San Diego, CA 92154 - In front of school on Picador Blvd.
  • National City Middle School - 1701 D Avenue, National City, CA 91950 - In front of school on D Avenue
  • Southwest Middle School - 2710 Iris Avenue, San Diego, CA 92154, In front of school on Iris Avenue
  • Southwest High School - 1685 Hollister Street, San Diego, CA 92154 - In front of school on Hollister Street

Vallecitos School District
-- Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Vallecitos Elementary School (5211 5th St, Fallbrook, CA 92028).


Vista Unified School District
-- The district's Child Nutrition Services department will serve meals during the weeks of March 16-20 and March 23-27. Meal services will not be provided during the spring break week of March 30-April 3.

  • Roosevelt Middle School - 850 Sagewood Dr, Oceanside, CA 92057
  • Vista High School - 1 Panther Way, Vista, CA 92084
  • Grapevine Elementary - 630 Grapevine Rd, Vista, CA 92083
  • Rancho Buena Vista High School - 1601 Longhorn Dr, Vista, CA 92081
  • Foothill Oak Elementary - 1370 Oak Dr, Vista, CA 92084
  • Boys and Girls Club of Vista - 410 W California Ave, Vista, CA 92083