Facilitated by the San Diego Hunger Coalition, the Hunger Free Kids Task Force is the leading resource for starting new afterschool and summer meal sites and improving existing sites. The goal is to increase countywide participation in meal programs that occur when school is not in session to ensure our region's low-income children have year-round access to three meals a day. 

The Task Force is a forum where San Diego County afterschool and summer meal sponsors, sites, and community partners come together to share information and collectively identify and resolve problems around programming and other barriers to participation. The Task Force approaches child hunger with systems-level, sustainable solutions that produce consistent, tangible results. Through its facilitation of the Task Force, San Diego Hunger Coalition provides expert technical assistance to help meal sites and sponsors increase participation, improve enrichment activities, increase community awareness about these meal programs and unlock available federal dollars to sustain kids’ meals at schools and youth organizations. 

Task Force members meet monthly from February through November to review best practices, discuss specific issues, generate ideas to improve awareness, leverage resources to enhance programming, and build capacity among local community based organizations.  

Hunger Free Kids Task Force Goals:

  1. Increase participation at summer and afterschool meal sites

  2. Increase number of summer and afterschool meal sites

  3. Increase enrichment programming at existing sites

Participating organizations include:

  • 2-1-1 San Diego

  • American Red Cross, WIC

  • BAME Community Development Corporation

  • Bayside Community Center

  • Cajon Valley Union School District

  • California Summer Meals Coalition

  • City of Lemon Grove

  • City of Oceanside Neighborhood Services Dept.

  • City of San Diego Public Library

  • City of San Diego Park and Recreation

  • Community Health Improvement Partners

  • Community Housing Works

  • Copley Price YMCA

  • County of San Diego – Health and Human Services Agency

  • County of San Diego Library

  • Dairy Council of California

  • Escondido Education COMPACT

  • Escondido Union School District

  • Fallbrook Elementary School District

  • Feeding San Diego

  • Heaven’s Windows

  • Home Start

  • Hope for Housing Foundation

  • Interfaith Services

  • Kitchens for Good

  • Lakeside School District

  • Leah’s Pantry

  • Mid-City CAN

  • National City Community Services Dept.

  • Neighborhood House Association

  • Oceanside Unified School District

  • Outdoor Outreach

  • Project New Village

  • ProKids

  • Reality Changers

  • San Diego Food Bank

  • San Diego State University, WIC

  • San Diego Unified School District

  • San Ysidro School District

  • SAY San Diego

  • Scripps Health

  • South Bay Community Services

  • South Bay Union School District

  • Sweetwater Union High School District

  • U-Can Read

  • UCSD Division of Community Pediatrics

  • UCSD Center for Community Health, School Wellness

  • United Way of San Diego County

  • University of California Cooperative Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

  • Vista Community Clinic

  • Volunteers of America Southwest

  • YMCA Childcare Resource Services

  • YMCA of San Diego County

The Hunger Free Kids Task Force is always open to new members. If you have questions or would like to attend a meeting, please contact San Diego Hunger Coalition at info@sdhunger.org or 619-501-7917.

Upcoming Meetings

Central San Diego Wednesday, April 17, 2019 9:00 am - 10:30 am San Diego Hunger Coalition 4305 University Avenue Suite 545 San Diego, CA 92105

Meeting Minutes