Anyone who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch hasn’t heard about Coast Unified School District’s summer program for children up to 18 years old.
There are currently about 55 boys and girls participating in the weekday program, according to district food director Steve Archuleta.
“I’d like to see that number go up,” he said. “We have lots more needy kids in the community.”
And, he added, it’s easy to participate. “There’s no obligation, no forms, you don’t have to give names, there’s no card,” Archuleta said. Just show up between 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Monday through Friday at the multipurpose room at Cambria Grammar School, 3223 Main St.
Funding for the program comes through a state “Seamless Summer” program to provide lunches outside of the school year to families that can use it.
This year’s program started June 6. Offerings include hot and cold lunches, including sandwiches and pizza.
Children need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.
For more information, call 924-2922.