CCUSD Lunch Program now serving
Because Culver City kids need to remain healthy, connected, safe and “whole” during the summer months, CCUSD has created a free lunch program complete with a variety of daily activities for students under 18. The program, a first come/first served lunch program began this week and runs from June 17 to Aug. 2 at La Ballona Elementary School, 10915 Washington Blvd., Culver City.
It includes not only free lunch but also a great line-up of activities – all for free.
The Seventh annual Free Summer Lunch and More (the “more” is the real fun part – books, board games, special guests, arts and crafts, physical activities, etc.) takes place Monday to Friday, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for lunch. Activities are planned from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
There is no program on July 4.
The lunch program is open to anyone under the age of 18 (no forms to fill out, no eligibility exercises, etc.)
It has been proven that some students not only miss out on meaningful growth opportunities in the summer but actually regress and lose academic, social and behavioral skills. This opportunity to eat a free healthy meal becomes even more impactful with the opportunities for students to learn, play games, connect with peers, connect with caring adults, participate in the summer reading program, learn new skills, etc.
Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the school Cafeteria. Special events and activities are planned daily from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be posted at the site. Activities will include events such as visits from CCPD’s K9 Unit, CCFD. and the California Dairy Council along with daily arts and crafts activities and access to the school playground from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The site is OPEN to all teens and children, 18 and under, and is free of charge.
All food must be eaten on-site. Parents are more than welcome to stay and partake in interactive activities while their children eat and play. The site will be open to the public daily at 11 a.m. and closed at 1 p.m., at which time all students must clear the school site.
For more information, call 310-849-1731.