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MUSD’s Seamless Summer Food Service Program Offers Meals to Students in the Community

MONTEBELLO – Until July 29, The Montebello Unified School District will provide free meals through the Seamless Summer Food Service Program for local children who are 1 to 18 years old. The program is designed to continue providing nutritious meals when school is not in session.


“This program is vital in providing assistance to families who may struggle financially,” Montebello Unified President Benjamin Cardenas said. “We hope our community’s students who qualify take advantage of this program throughout the summer.”


Childhood food insecurity remains at unacceptable levels across the country and children are mostly acutely at risk in the summer months when they do not have access to school meals.


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) operates summer meal programs to address this problem. Through MUSD’s participation, the program is helping to ensure that those same children don’t go hungry during the summer.


The Seamless Summer Option combines features of the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and Summer Food Service Program. This option reduces paperwork and administrative burden to make it easier for schools to feed children from low-income areas during the traditional summer vacation periods.


“As educators, it is our goal to ensure our students maintain good health with the aid of proper nutrition,” Superintendent of Schools Susanna Contreras Smith said. “Thanks to our Nutrition Services Department and the USDA, this offer is available to our community’s children.”


For more information on this program or its serving times, please call the MUSD Nutrition Services Department at 323-887-7978, or visit our website www.montebello.k12.ca.us/nutrition.


Dates, locations and serving sites for lunch are as follows:


June 20 – July 15, 2016


Bell Gardens High School

6119 Agra Street

Bell Gardens, CA  90201

Montebello High School

2100 W. Cleveland Avenue

Montebello, CA  90640

Schurr High School

820 Wilcox Avenue

Montebello, CA  90640


Applied Technology Center

1200 Mines Avenue

Montebello, CA  90640


Vail High School

1230 S. Vail Avenue

Montebello, CA  90640


*Greenwood Elementary School

900 S. Greenwood Avenue

Montebello, CA  90640


*Rosewood Park School

2352 S. Commerce Way

Commerce, CA  90040




June 20 – July 29, 2016


*Bell Gardens Intermediate School

5841 Live Oak Street

Bell Gardens, CA  90201

*Eastmont Intermediate School

400 S. Bradshawe Avenue

Montebello, CA  90640

*Montebello Intermediate School

1600 Whittier Boulevard

Montebello, CA  90640






July 5 – July 29, 2016


La Merced Intermediate School

215 E. Avenida de La Merced

Montebello, CA  90640

Macy Intermediate School

2101 Lupine Avenue

Monterey Park, CA  91755

Suva Intermediate School

6660 E. Suva Street

Bell Gardens, CA  90201