Seamless Summer Food Program kicks off at Joe Sampson Park

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Barbequed chicken fresh off the grill, corn on the cob and healthy ice dessert were what youth and their families were treated to courtesy of the Rialto Unified School District Nutrition Services Department during the 2nd Annual Seamless Summer Food Service kick-off event on Friday, June 7 at Joe Sampson Park. Over 1,000 youth showed up to the occasion that featured a visit from Congressman Pete Aguilar and Congresswoman Norma Torres.

“The summer feeding program provides an opportunity for kids 2-18 years old to continue receiving free and nutritious meals while school is out,” mentioned Fausat Rahman-Davies, Agent: Nutrition Services. “It has become important to the Child Nutrition Department that we improve the connections we have with our community and with our students in the classroom.”

Families enjoyed activities that included the Les Schwab Tires obstacle course, face painting, building project courtesy of Home Depot, arts and crafts and fitness workouts, to name a few.

Over the summer there will be free daily activities at both Joe Sampson and Rialto City parks that range from literacy, dance, music, math, science and gardening. Activities take place in conjunction with free lunches from 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. The summer food program will be held Monday – Friday until July 26 (with the exception of July 4) from 11:15 – 12:15 at Joe Sampson and Rialto City parks, Carl Johnson Community Center; Carter, Eisenhower and Rialto High schools; Frisbie, Jehue, Kolb and Rialto Middle schools.

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