The California Charter Schools Association Sets Up Grab-and-Go Lunch for Children Under 18

La Comadre continues searching for resources in all our regions to share with you in a timely manner. We know this information is vital during a time of crisis. The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) put out a statement today, indicating they have set up 82 Grab-and-Go meal stations for all children under the age of 18, regardless of their school attendance. By the end of the week, they expect to have 100 sites throughout the County of Los Angeles. 

The following link provides a list of the Los Angeles area charter schools offering free meals to any child under the age of 18 years.These meals will be passed out starting March 18, 2020. The times of distribution are also included: http://info.ccsa.org/la-county-charter-school-meals 

Below is a statement from Myrna Castrejon, President and CEO of the California Charter Schools Association:

“Parents have too many worries right now and charter schools are here to help provide a free and nutritious meal for all children. It’s one less thing for families to worry about,” said Myrna Castrejon, President and CEO of the California Charter Schools Association. “Local charter schools are important resources in Los Angeles communities and work hard to ensure students have a place to learn, receive critical support including meals, and a place to belong and grow.”

“Our organization, along with many other charter public schools across Los Angeles, is committed to supporting our entire community through this unprecedented health crisis. Expanding city-wide food security is a critical way for us to meet that challenge,” said Marcia Aaron, CEO, KIPP SoCal Public Schools. “We know how important food safety and access to healthy food is at a time when so many of our families are facing job insecurity and loss.”

Find the original release here:

Los Angeles Area Charter Schools Launch Free Meal Service Programs for All L.A. Students

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