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Capistrano Unified School District’s (CUSD) annual Summer Lunch Program begins Monday, June 15, and runs through Friday, July 31, according to a press release from CUSD. It will provide meals to local children ages 18 and under.

Meal pick-up will be held at three school sites: San Juan Elementary (31642 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano); Las Palmas Elementary (1101 Calle Puente, San Clemente); and Marco Forster Middle School (25601 Camino Del Avion, San Juan Capistrano).

According to CUSD, the meal pick-ups will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Two breakfasts and two lunches will be served on Mondays, while three breakfasts and three lunches are to be served on Wednesdays.

Families must provide documentation—such as a report card, school enrollment letter, attendance record, student ID, or birth certificate—if children are not present for meal pick-up.

People can pick up meals from their vehicles and will be asked to signal how many meals are needed by a number of fingers when driving up. 

“Staff then places meals on a cart next to the curb, and step away at least six feet before the person gets out of their vehicle to collect the food,” a CUSD press release said. “Carts are sanitized between every pickup. Families are also invited to walk to up collect meals.”

More information can be found on CUSD’s Food & Nutrition Services Department website or by calling 949.234.9501.

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