San Bernardino – With various schools beginning their spring break, the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) partnered with Riverside and San Bernardino school district leaders to ensure school meal programs for children across the Inland Empire would continue during the school recess.
“As a public school community, we are coming together to help the families we serve during this time of crisis,” said Myrna Castrejón, CCSA President and CEO. “No child should have to face food insecurity during these uncertain times, and we’re pleased to do our part so it’s one less thing a family will have to worry about.”
For thousands of students in the Inland Empire, the security of having a nutritious breakfast and lunch is directly linked to their ability to eat at school. CCSA schools statewide are mobilizing to add more locations for students to receive free meals as they remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The following charter schools will be sites for free Grab & Go meals available to all children, ages 1–18, for pick-up during the temporary school closure. Children must be present to receive meals; however, families do not need to enter the building to pick-up a lunch. Each child will be able to receive a lunch and a breakfast, for the following day. Below is a list of some of the schools in Riverside and San Bernardino that will be providing meals.
- Springs Charter Schools: Weekdays (11:00 am -12:00 pm)
- Corona Student Center 510 W. 2nd Street Corona, CA 92882
- Magnolia Student Center 4020 Jefferson St. Riverside, CA 92504
- Riverside Student Center 3050 Chicago Ave. Riverside, CA 92507
- Renaissance Valley Academy 1091 W. Esplanade Ave. San Jacinto, CA 92583
- Hemet Quest Center 790 W. Acacia Ave. Hemet, CA 92543
- Bear River Student Center 26800 Newport Rd. Menifee, Ca 92584
- Murrieta Student Center 41866 Kalmia St. Murrieta, CA 92562
- Temecula Student Center 43040 Margarita Rd. Temecula, CA 92592
- *Del Rio Student Center 745 N. Perris Blvd. Perris, CA 92571 (11:30 am - 12:30pm)
Starting Tuesday, March 24, between 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (or until meals run out) the following San Bernardino City charter schools will provide meals during the two weeks of spring break.
- PAL Charter School San Bernardino 1691 N. Sierra Way, San Bernardino, Ca 92405
- PAL Charter School- Muscoy 2450 Blake Street, Muscoy, Ca 92407
- Options for Youth- San Bernardino 985 S. E. Street, Suite A, San Bernardino, CA 92408
- Springs Charter School Rancho Cucamonga PL Center 8968 Archibald Ave. Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 (11:00 am – 12:00 pm weekdays)
For a list of schools across California providing meals to students, please visit: https://info.ccsa.org/student-meals-resources
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